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048 - Send with Style - Message Effects

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Sometimes you want to send a message with more emphasis. Why not add some flare to it.

When sending a message using iMessage, or a blue arrow message meaning you’re sending from one Apple device to another, you can access message effects.

Type your message, then tap and hold on the send arrow.

The “Send with effect” screen appears.

By default, Bubble effects are shown.

You can choose from Slam, Loud, Gentle, or Invisible Ink

Invisible ink requires the receiver to tap the message to see it.

The other set of options when you long hold the send arrow are Screen options.

These present a bigger effect.

You can choose from Echo, Spotlight, Balloons, Confetti, Love, Lasers, Fireworks, or Celebration.

The receiver sense haptic feedback when they receive your message and sound effects as well if they have their volume up.

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