Thursday, May 19, 2022

How to send balloons, hearts, as well as another flair in iMessage? Easy steps

Give your text & emoji-based messages a bit of spice, by sending special effects to others in iMessage conversation

How to send balloons, hearts, as well as another flair in iMessage? Easy steps
How to send balloons, hearts, as well as another flair in iMessage? Easy steps

Sometimes, sending a message from your iPhone to others can seem a bit plain vanilla. A line of text doesn’t seem to entice emotion unless it is a meaningful message unless you count the use of emojis along with the profuse use of capitalized letters as well as punctuation. 

If you want to show that you’re excited or if you want to show that you love someone tremendously, you have the ability to do a lot better than sending plain old text. A FaceTime call may certainly help you to be more expressive, however, you may not be in a situation where you can place the call. 

iMessage’s conversation. 

iMessage allows the users to send texts, photos, audio clips, as well as videos. Whatever you need to get your message across, can be done using iMessage. In an iMessage group chat, multiple people can receive as well as reply to the messages all in the same conversation. All that is required is an Apple ID account, Internet access, along with an Apple device.

Handily, Apple has built a variety of effects that you can apply to your iMessage conversations with others. And you can also take advantage of them whenever you want. 

Make sure it’s iMessage 

What has to be kept in mind is that the effects will only really be visible to others in a Messages conversation, only if they are also using an iOS device. If by chance they’re on Android or using they are using an older-style cellphone, the message effects won’t be seen at all.  

The easiest way to tell is by simply checking the color of the speech bubbles in your conversation. If the speech bubbles are in green; the conversation is over SMS or MMS. If the speech bubbles are in blue, then it’s an iMessage conversation, then you have the ability to go wild with effects. 

While Android users do not have the ability to experience these animations, change is afoot regarding reactions. Google is slowly updating Google Messages to enable iMessage reaction support, which would help in bringing part of the iMessage experience to Android. 

Though it is not quite the same thing as effects as well as animations, it at least acts as a bit of cross-platform progress.  

Bubble Effects 

Bubble effects affect the speech bubble affecting the next message that is sent by you. There are a few effects available: 

Invisible Ink, this effect hides the message itself until the recipient swipes to reveal the text. 

The gentle effect makes the text of the message really small as to fit within the bubble. 

The loud effect will temporarily enlarge and shake the bubble before it is eventually returned to normal size. 

The Slam effect slams the message bubble onto the thread, along with some shaking. 

How to send bubble effects in iMessage for iPhone? 

  • Type a message or insert a photograph in the text box. 
  • Tap and hold the blue arrow till grey dots appear. 
  • Tap the grey dots next to the effect you want to use, this will preview it. 
  • Tap on the blue arrow to send. 

Full-screen Effects 

As the name suggests, full-screen effects go one stage further, i.e., they display a larger animation of the text or the inserted image on the recipient’s screen. 

How to send full-screen effects in iMessage for iPhone? 

  • Type a message or insert a photograph in the text box. 
  • Tap and hold the blue arrow till grey dots appear. 
  • Tap on the screen at the top of the display. 
  • Swipe left, then right to preview the different animations. 
  • Tap on the blue arrow to send. 
  • There are more full-screen effects to play with than provided in the bubbles: 
  • The echo effect shows a swirling storm of the message you’re sending. 
  • The spotlight effect shines a circle of light on the message you sent before eventually disappearing. 
  • The balloons effect shows animated balloons floating. 
  • The confetti effect triggers a paper shower from the top of the screen, as the name suggests. 
  • The love effect grows a heart balloon from the message, which then proceeds to float away. 
  • The laser effect gives a brief light shown emitted from the message you sent. 
  • The Fireworks effect gives the message a firework display background. 
  • The celebration effect is similar to the Fireworks effect, the major difference being, it is from one corner of the display, and it is golden. 
  • Some of these full-screen animations also auto-trigger if you’re using certain words/text strings. 
  • “Happy New Year” text will trigger the Fireworks effect. 
  • “Congratulations” will trigger the Confetti effect. 
  • “Happy Birthday” will trigger the Balloons effect. 


If you want to give your text an even more personal touch, you have the ability to use the handwriting option within iMessage. This will send an animation of you writing out the message on the display screen. 

How to send a handwritten message in iMessage for iPhone? 

  • Hold your iPhone in landscape orientation. 
  • Tap on the handwriting loop, this will appear on the keyboard. It can usually be found on the bottom right of the screen. 
  • After you tap it, start writing a message using your finger. If required, you can scroll to the right to extend the writable area. 
  • Tap on Done. 
  • Then, tap on the blue Send arrow. 

If you have supposedly bad handwriting, like me, you can also tap on one of the premade phrases at the bottom of the entry screen. Messages you send will be saved here for any future reuse. 

You can delete the saved messages from the collection by tapping and holding it, then when it starts to jiggle, tap on the X. 

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