YOUR iPhone is packed with hidden features – even in the Messages app.
If you are an iMessage addict, there are a few tricks you need to learn today.
Even if you’ve been using iMessage for years, you might not know all the hacks.
Luckily, TikTok Gadget Whiz @skelectronicss shared a few iMessage tricks that will up your texting game.
There are three that you should definitely know about.
The first is that you can reply to every single message with an emoji.
Just go to the selector and drag the emoji onto the text you want to reply to.
This works with Apple’s custom Memoji that look like you – and add extra character to your replies.
You can also unlock a hidden message menu that allows you to send text effects.
Just type a message and then press and hold the send button.
This brings up a special menu where you can animate the message.
But that’s not all.
You can also launch full screen effects for the recipient from this secret menu.
Go in and then select Screen at the top and you can flood the other person’s screen with emoji of your choice.
Just one thing
Here’s a bonus iMessage SMS hack for us.
Sending SMS can take a lot of time, especially when you send a very long message on iPhone.
But if you regularly send similar texts, there is an easy solution.
It’s possible to use Apple’s text replacement feature to quickly retype long messages.
So if you frequently share an address, a phone number, a common phrase, or something else on a regular basis, it’s worth setting up a text replacement for it.
First open Settings and then go to General.
Scroll down to Keyboards, then tap Text Replacement.
You can then create substitutions by typing in a phrase and a shortcut.
The abbreviation is what you personally type, and the phrase is what it turns into.
So keep the abbreviation short and the phrase as long as you like.
Now when you type this shortcut using the built-in Apple keyboard, it will be automatically converted to the phrase.
Make sure you choose abbreviations that are a bit obscure that you wouldn’t accidentally type in normal conversation.
If one becomes annoying or not very useful, you can always edit or delete it.
You should also read our guide to typing faster on iPhone.
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