Messages app is undoubtedly the biggest star in iOS 10. Among tons of exclusive features, what has hit across the line is the inclusion of third-party App Store.
As iMessage has opened the door for app developers. You have a lot of iMessage apps to not only make the most of the iMessaging but also carry out plenty of neat things like booking a flight ticket, downloading awesome GIFs, checking out a hot restaurant at a particular location and more.
To keep you at pace with the all new Messages app, we have already created the ultimate guide to let you get the best out of it. How about installing some fantastic iMessage apps and using them to your best advantage? Let's find out!
How to Install and Use iMessage Apps in iOS 10 on iPhone/iPad
How to Install iMessage Apps from App Store in iOS 10
There are two kinds of iMessage apps. While there are some apps which have been developed to work in iMessage and are found only in the Messages apps, the others have been primed to work not just in iMessage but also across iOS.
Step #1. Launch App Store on your iPhone.
Step #2. Next, browse the app which you want to download. If you see the text “Only for iMessage” below the app icon, it will work only with iMessage. If you see “Offers iMessage App” below the app icon, it will work across the iOS as well as with iMessage.
Step #3. Tap the on “Get/Price” icon to download the app.
After it has been successfully downloaded, you will find it in the app drawer in the Messages app.
How to Install Apps from iMessage App Store in iOS 10 on iPhone/iPad
Step #1. First up, you need to launch the Messages app and open the conversation thread.
Step #2. Next, tap on the Apps button which is beside the “iMessage”” text field.
Step #3. Now, tap the “Grid” icon at the bottom-left.
Step #4. Next, you will have to tap on “Store.” The iMessage App Store will open. Find the app that interests you and then tap on “Get.”
After the app has been downloaded, it will be included in the apps list. It can be easily accessed from the “Grid” view.
Step #5. Once you have installed the app, tap on Done on the top left the corner.
How to Use iMessage Apps in iOS 10 on iPhone/iPad
iMessage apps are pretty smart and have been specifically designed to let you carry out things like ordering pizza, making payment and more, etc.
Moreover, these apps run inside the view of the keyboard to be accessed quickly.
Step #1. Open Messages app on your iPhone.
Step #2. Next, you have to open the conversation thread. Tap on the “App Store icon” next to the “iMessage” text Field.
Step #3. You will see your first app which you used last time.
- To access the other apps, simply swipe left on the keyboard view.
- But if you have downloaded a lot of apps, you will need to try a different method to access them quickly, Tap on the “Grid” icon at the bottom-left corner. Now, you will see the list of all your installed apps. Find the app you want to use and tap on it to open.
- Generally, an iMessage app runs inside the keyboard, some apps open in full screen. Tap the “up” arrow button at the bottom-right to open the app in the expanded view.
- Use the Recents screen to access any particular sticker app quickly in case you have installed plenty of them.
How to Rearrange/Delete iMessage Apps Right from Messages in iOS 10
What if you no longer want to use any iMessage app? You can easily delete the app which you don't want any more.
Step #1. Open Messages app on your iPhone → Conversation thread → App Store.
Step #2. Tap on the Grid icon at the bottom left the corner. Find the app you want to delete. Then tap and hold on it. When it starts to wiggle, tap on the “x” button to delete it.
If you want to rearrange the app, just hold on the app in question and put it in the desired place.