Apple revamped its messaging app in iOS 10, bringing tons of new add-ons including Bubble and Screen effects, Digital Touch, Tapback, and more. Since then these have been one of the most loved features and are available in iOS 13 too. Let me show you how to use iMessage screen and bubble effects on your iPhone or iPad!
- How to Add Screen Effects in iMessage
- How to Cancel iMessage Screen Effect
- Replay iMessage Screen Effects
- How to Add Bubble Effects in iMessage
- Cancel Bubble Effect in iMessage
- Replay iMessage Bubble Effect
- iMessage Screen Effects and Bubble Effects Not Working – How to Fix
How to Add Screen Effects in iMessage on iPhone and iPad
Step #1. Launch Messages app on your iOS device and then open a conversation or start a new one.
Step #2. Now, type in the message you want to send.
Step #3. Next, touch and hold the arrow.
Step #4. Next up, select Screen tab at the top.
Step #5. Up next, swipe left on the screen to access different effects like Spotlight, Balloons, Confetti, Heart, Lasers, Fireworks, Shooting Star and Celebration.
Step #6. Once you have accessed the preferred option, hit the arrow button to send the message as usual.
How to Cancel iMessage Screen Effect
Midway if you happen to change your mind and wish to go back to your iMessage conversation, tap on the “X” button to cancel the effect.
How to Replay iMessage Screen Effect
After you hit the send button, your friend will receive your message with the cool screen effect. If your friend or you wish to replay the effect, you can easily do this.
To replay the received or sent message effect, tap on the replay button. If you do not see the replay option, send one more message (with or without effects) and then you will see replay button on the second last and all previous messages sent with screen effects.
How to Send iMessage with Bubble Effects on iPhone and iPad
Step #1. Launch Messages app on your iOS device.
Step #2. Now, open a conversation and type in the text you wish to send.
Step #3. Next, touch and hold the arrow button.
Step #4. On the next screen, ensure that “Bubble” tab is selected at the top.
Pick out how you wish to send the message from multiple options like Loud, Slam, Gentle and Invisible Ink. If you want to offer some security to your feeling, select Invisible Ink.
Step #5. Up next, hit the arrow to send your message.
One more thing worth noting is that if you use the Invisible Ink, you and your receiver will need to tap on the message to reveal the text.
Cancel Bubble Effect in iMessage
If you no longer want to use bubble effect, you can easily cancel it.
Tap on the X button at the bottom of the effects to cancel it.
How to Replay iMessage Bubble Effect
You (the sender) and the receiver both can replay the bubble effect as many times as you like. To do so, tap on the Replay button below the message.
iMessage Screen Effects and Bubble Effects Not Working – How to Fix
If Reduce Motion is turned on, you may not receive full-screen effects and bubble effects in iMessage on your iOS 13 device. But there is a way to circumvent this hurdle.
Step #1. Open Settings app on your iOS device → Tap on General.
Step #2. Next, tap on Accessibility.
Step #3. Next, tap on Reduce Motion.
Step #4. Finally, turn on the switch next to the Auto-Play Message Effects.
There you go!
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If given a chance, I would make iMessage my default option for messaging. The one thing I would like to add to this feature-rich app sooner than later is the universal compatibility. It would indeed make the app not just more popular but also more capable of taking on its rivals.
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