iOS 10 - New iMessage Features September 21 2016

If you already have iOS 10 on your Apple device, you'll know that it comes with a lot of new features. Some of them are very useful, others are just fun, and add to the user experience.

For years now, iMessage has stayed about the same. It wasn't until iOS 10 came along that people realized the potential that text messaging has for evolving into something even better. Not only can we send and receive plain text messages, we can also spice them up with a touch of personality and fun.

The new iMessage includes a host of new features. If you send a link, it will display as a thumbnail with an easy-to-read title. Likewise, with YouTube videos, you'll be able to see the video and even watch it without having to click on a cryptic link. But, that's just the tip of the iceberg. Text messages send much faster now, and emoji display much bigger. You can type a message, and iMessage will automatically find all the words that have a matching emoji so that you can automatically convert them.

One of the biggest new features is stickers! You can now download sticker packs to send personalizedĀ stickers to your contacts, not unlike Messenger for Facebook. There is so much flexibility with what you can now do as far as adding your own personal touch.

Along with sending handwritten notes and special text message effects, you can also easily search for GIFs, which comes built-in, so need for an app.

There is so much more I could talk about, but the best thing would be for you to go and discover all of these features for yourself. So, if you haven't already, go download iOS 10. To learn more about the new iMessage features and more, check out the Tips app included in the new operating system.

Happy texting!