How to add bubble effects on iMessage


How do I add bubble effects to my iMessages?

  1. Enter the message you want to send.

  2. Press firmly (3D Touch) or long press (no 3D Touch) on the Send button (looks like an upward pointing arrow).

Use 3-D Touch on the send button to open Bubble Effects

  1. Select the Bubble tab at the top, if it's not already selected.

  2. Tap on the effect you want to apply: Slam, Loud, Gentle, or Invisible Ink.

  3. Tap in the Send button to the right of the effect you chose (looks like an upward pointing arrow).

There are so many cool effects!! Try them all

How do I cancel a bubble effect in iMessage?


Press the X to cancel or the Arrow to send!

If you change your mind about sending a bubble effect, tap the Cancel button at the bottom of the effects list (looks like an X).


What do bubble effects do in iMessage?

  • Slam: Stamps the bubble down and makes the entire screen ripple

  • Loud: Sends a giant bubble that shakes before settling down into place.

  • Gentle: Sends a tiny bubble that meekly slips into place.

  • Invisible ink: Covers the bubble in animated noise and blur until you swipe it out of the way.



How do I add screen effects to my iMessages?

You can also send a screen effect from the Messages app or from the new interactive notifications, even from the lock screen!

  1. Enter the message you want to send.

  2. Press firmly (3D Touch) or long press (no 3D Touch) on the Send button (looks like an upward pointing arrow).

  3. Select the Screen tab at the top, if it's not already selected.

Press the 'Screen' Button to send full screen effects!

  1. Swipe from right to left to switch between the effects you want to apply: balloons, confetti, lasers, fireworks, or shooting stars

  2. Tap in the Send button to the right of your message (looks like an upward pointing arrow).

Send messages with pizzazz!!

How do I cancel a screen effect in iMessage?


Press the X to cancel screen effects

If you change your mind about sending a screen effect, tap the Cancel button at the bottom below your message (looks like an X).


How to replay bubble and screen effects in iMessage

You can replay the bubble and screen effects you receive in an iMessage. Just follow these simple steps.

  1. Open Messages.

  2. Open the conversation in which you want to view the effects.

  3. Find a message with an effect attached and press the Replay button to view the effect again.

You can replay the effects over and over! Show your friends!

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