How to Use iPhone Text Effects

I have been an iPhone user for the past 7 years and even after so many years I keep discovering new things on iPhone. A while ago I discovered that we can actually send someone a text message with effects. And not just text, we can even send a text message with the effects applied automatically. It’s fascinating, isn’t it? Who knew the iPhone could do such a thing. And for those like me who were not aware of this feature, allow me to guide you through every step of using these iPhone text effects.

All about iPhone text effect:

iPhone text messages are not just for sending a simple text message, we can make a text more interesting by discovering special effects, photos, videos, etc., kind of like an Easter egg. There is a wide variety of special effects to choose from that can make your message more enjoyable to read; animated text, confetti, balloons, love hearts, fireworks and much more. You can select the effect you want to add to your text, or just use a phrase that will automatically activate the effect for you.

NOTE: You can’t add effects to every message you send from the Messages app, it only works for iMessages. These are the blue messages that Apple can send to other iPhone users. Green messages are regular text messages to which no effects can be applied.

How to Use iPhone Text Effects

Adding special effects to iMessages is a simple task. Open the Messages app and write your content to manually apply effects to your iMessage. Then long press the blue arrow you normally tap to send a message. This reflects your special effect choices.

These are divided into two types: bubble effects and screen effects. Screen effects affect the whole screen while bubble effects only change the blue speech bubble.

How to add bubble effect on iPhone:

  1. Open Messages and click the Compose new message button. or you can open an existing conversation.
  2. Enter your message or upload a photo, then tap and hold the Send Message button.
  3. Tap the message bubble with the gray dot as a preview to preview bubble effects. There are 4 options: Slam, Loud, Soft, Invisible Ink. Choose one of your choices.
  4. Tap the Send button to send the message.

How to add full screen effect on iPhone:

  1. Open Messages and click the Compose new message button. or you can open an existing conversation.
  2. Enter your message or upload a photo, then tap and hold the Send Message button and then tap Screen.
  3. Swipe left to see full screen effects. Choose one of your choice.
  4. Tap the Send button to send the message.

How to use the Digital Touch icon on iPhone:

You can send doodles, fireballs, hearts and other objects to your contacts by tapping the Digital Touch icon symbol. Touching the screen with two fingers will give you a kiss as you see them, while holding the screen with two fingers and sliding down to get an animation of a shattered heart. You can create a fireball by touching and holding the screen with one finger, or a beating heart by doing the same with two fingers.

iMessage screen effect “secret” code words:

  • Pew Pew – laser light show
  • Happy Birthday – Balloons
  • Congratulations – confetti
  • Happy New Year – Fireworks
  • Happy Chinese New Year – Red Explosion
  • Selamat – confetti

Until next time, with another topic. Until then, Toodles.

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