How To Send Messages With iMessage Screen Effects: Check This Out!

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In this article, I will share how to send iMessages with bubble and screen effects.

Using these effects will make your messages more engaging and interesting leading to an altogether overwhelming experience.

I really love the new special screen effects which come with the messages.

Believe me or not, I have stopped using WhatsApp for all my contacts on iOS.

It is so amazing and I am pretty much sure you will too switch to iMessages after reading this piece. So, let’s dive in.

Send iMessages With Bubble And Screen Effects

If you are unable to use the new message effects and still cannot get them to work then use the following steps.

  1. Open the Messages app and select the desired conversation.
  2. Type in the message as you would normally do.
  3. Now, this is the key step if you want to send iMessage with special screen effects.  Long tap the Send button(upward arrow icon).
  4. Here you will find 2 types of effects categorized under 2 tabs Bubble and Screen at the top. Bubble messages will give special effects when your message is seen by the recipient.
  5. Tap on the checkbox adjacent to the desired effect name.
    On selecting,  it will give you a preview of the effect as well. You can try out all four of them.
    Personally, I don’t like Invisible Ink much and use Slam and Loud effects a lot.
  6. After selecting the desired bubble effect tap on Send.
Send iMessage with Bubble and screen effects

To send messages with screen effects select the Screen tab from the top. There are five screen effect options available. Messages are sent with Screen effects.

To switch to different effects swipe left and right on the screen. When you are finally on the desired screen effect, select Send (upward arrow icon).

Send iMessage with special screen effects iOS 10

Woah! You just sent an iMessage with stunning effect. I now use the Messages app the most when instant messaging apps are considered. You just can’t resist using it.

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1. How to turn off Read Receipts in iMessage for certain contacts

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What Are The Secret iMessage Effects?

The secret iMessage effects you can unlock using various secret codes in your messages are pretty easy. You can use these codes instead of the traditional method of activating an iMessage screen effect. These make iMessage more fun for both us and your fellow iMessage contacts. 

What Words Trigger The iMessage Effects?

Several different words trigger iMessage effects. Some of these trigger words are “pew pew,” which creates the laser light show effect. “Congratulations”  and “ Selamat” activates the confetti screen effect, while “Happy Chinese New Year” gives you a red explosion screen effect. You can easily trigger iMessage effects with these words.

How Do You Send A Shooting Star On iPhone?

Sending a shooting star on your iPhone is similar to sending other iMessage screen effects. First, type out your message, then long-press the blue up arrow that you use to send your messages. Afterward, swipe right from bubble effects to screen effects and select the shooting star.

How Do You Text A Floating Heart?

Here’s how to text a floating heart. First, start by typing out the entire message in iMessage. Next, touch and hold the blue arrow then tap the top of your screen. Swipe through the various animations until you see the floating heart and hit send.

What Word Makes Lasers iMessage?

The word that makes lasers iMessage is “pew pew.” It’s a code word that you can use to activate the effect without using the usual method of accessing iMessage effects. There are other code words for other screen effects as well, such as “Happy Birthday” for the balloon effect. 

Send iMessage With Screen Effects – Wrapping Up

iMessage screen effects make talking with your contacts who use iPhones even more fun than standard texting (you can combine it with bold text). 

iPhone’s messages app has all the perks of a messaging app, such as gifs, pictures, video, audio, and stickers. You can also share your live location in iMessage too. However, there are two things currently unique and that’s sending messages with effects and playing games in your messages too.

Another great perk of this app is that you can log out of iMessage too. This means that when other iMessage users message you, their message bubbles will be green rather than the usual blue. This gives you the ability to use iMessage however and whenever you want. 
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Hemant Mendiratta

Hemant Mendiratta is a co-founder of TechUntold and a passionate tech blogger, avid gamer, and social media guru who keenly monitors useful apps and gadgets. He is the ideator of our Instagram tool StoryHoot which allows watching Instagram stories anonymously. You can connect with him on: Facebook, Twitter.

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