How to Send iMessage with Various Screen Effects

How to Send iMessage with Various Screen Effects

Text messages have been one of the most conventional and preferred way to communicate ever since cellphones become popular. However, with the inception of social messaging apps, traditional messaging has pretty much lost its charm. One of the most common reason we think is the dull interface with just plain text and no effects. Whether you want to wish your friend on his birthday or inform your colleague about an impromptu leave you certainly do not want to speak your mind in plain text.

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But this is not true in case you are an iPhone user. You can add a spark to your iMessage by adding screen effects to it. Though this feature was introduced in iOS 10, however, there are many who are still unaware of how it works.

So, if you are one among them, then this article will guide you through.

Send iMessage with Screen Effects:

  1. Open Message app by tapping on its icon and select the contact.
  2. Now type in the message in the text box.
    Send iMessage with Screen Effects 2
  3. Long press the send button to add screen effect to your messages.
    Send iMessage with Screen Effects
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  4. This will open another screen containing two options, Bubble and Screen. Now tap on Screen tab.
  5. Select any one of the screen effects by swiping left or right. There are 9 screen effects to choose from.
    Send iMessage with Screen Effects
  • Echo: This effect will produce an echo effect for your messages, i.e. your message will be showed various times on the same screen.
    Echo
  • Spotlight: This effect will throw a focus/spotlight on your message.
  • Balloons: This effect will send balloons of vivid colors along with the text.
    ballons
  • Confetti: This effect will fill the screen with a stream of Confetti.
  • Love: This effect will send the message with a heart. A perfect effect if you are sending the message to your beloved.
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  • Laser: It will fill all the screen with lasers and sound.
    lasers
  • Fireworks: This effect will start a perfect display of firework on the screen.
    fireworks
  • Shooting Stars: This effect will form a starburst starting from left of your screen to right.
    shooting stars
  • Celebration: This effect will fill the screen with various sparkles. A message sent with this effect is enough to express your joy and emotions.
    celebration

From all these effects choose the one which suits the occasion and your mood. Once selected tap on the send button to send your iMessage with vibrant colors and effects.

Note: The recipient to whom you are sending that message should have iOS 10.2 or later running on his iPhone or iPad. If recipient does not have the same then he will receive a plain text along with the name of effect

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So, guys next time when you are texting your friend on his special day then do not just send plain text, add spark to it by adding special effects.

Varun is a technical blogger at Systweak. His engineering background helps him present technical solutions and concepts in an engaging manner. Varun enjoys reading both short and long form fiction and has tried his hand at writing poems too. When not busy with the pen, he likes traveling and spending time with family.

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