In iOS 10, iMessage looks similar to Facebook Messenger. There is a huge array of new features and visual effects in the iMessage app on iOS 10. Apple included new emojis, stickers, bubble effects, handwriting and much more in its latest software update. Here’s a list of 5 new features and how to use them.
This feature allows you to replace text with an emoji by tapping on the emoticon button located at the bottom left corner of the keyboard within the iMessage app. When you tap the icon, this app will automatically highlight the words found in your text that can be associated with an emoji. If there are multiple options available for that message, then you will see a selection of emoji to choose from.
For example, tapping on a highlighted ‘aubergine’ will automatically replace it with an emoji of that vegetable. In addition to the predictive text, iMessage can also scan and suggest emojis to add to your messages.
Take pictures directly from iMessage
You can now take pictures and videos directly through the app just like WhatsAppand Viber. Just tap on the camera button located at the left-hand side of your text box and the camera will function.
You can take selfies, photos and videos and even edit them before sending. If you swipe to the right side, you can have full access to your gallery or even insert previously clicked pictures as an iMessage.
As soon as you rotate your device to landscape mode, the virtual keyboard turns into a blank canvas. Here you can use your finger /stylus to write your message and send it as a picture. If you turn your phone to landscape orientation and the keyboard shows up, don’t panic – there’s a button with a crooked line on it. Simply tap on it to open the blank notepad.
iMessage will save your handwritten notes, so you can reuse them whenever you want.
Once you hit “send” button, the recipient will see it play back, right from scratch. If you want to edit or delete the saved notes, you can do so too.
Website preview in messages
With the new update in iOS 10, iMessage now automatically picks the main image from the website and adds a preview for your recipient.
Even better, if you are sending in a YouTube video link, you can watch the video directly through the App. This implies that you can now watch videos directly in the App without having to open the YouTube app or browser.
Conceal images or text behind an invisible message
You can hide an image or text behind a message tap by holding the blue arrow icon before sending your message and you’ll be able to select the invisible ink option. This will hide your message and your message recipient will have to swipe over the message before being able to see it. This feature can be helpful if you want to keep your message extremely private or add an element of surprise.
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