With each new Apple iOS update, the tech giant adds a whole slew of new features and tools to iMessage. From the ability to edit or unsend texts to the feature that lets you pin certain conversations to the top of the iMessage app, texting on an iPhone keeps getting more fun while remaining functional.
But did you know you can send iMessages with special animations and effects? Here, we’ll walk you through how to send Confetti in iMessage — complete with helpful photos to guide you through the process.
Why Send Confetti in iMessage?
Sending a message with Confetti is a fun way to send a celebratory or congratulatory text with a little additional flare. Say, your colleague got a promotion. Or, perhaps, a friend has announced their pregnancy.
It could even be something as casual as an acquaintance’s birthday. No matter the scenario, knowing how to send Confetti in iMessage ensures your texts will put a smile on the recipient’s face. However, you should know that these animations and effects can only be sent from one iPhone user to another with the latest versions of iOS installed.
Someone with an older iPhone might not be able to see the Confetti, and you might not even be able to send it in the first place if your iPhone is out of date. Additionally, no Android or rival Apple providers support these iMessage-exclusive features.
How to Send Confetti in iMessage
To send Confetti in iMessage, simply follow these steps as outlined below. In just a matter of minutes, you’ll be sending text after text with more pep and pizazz than ever before.
Remember: this neat feature will only work from up-to-date iPhone to up-to-date iPhone. No older Apple products, and no Android operating systems. If it doesn’t work, the recipient will simply get a text stating “Message sent with Confetti.”
Step 1: Type Your Message
Firstly, you’ll want to type out the message you want to send with Confetti in iMessage. Go to the appropriate conversation thread and type out your text in the box. Don’t hit send yet, though! We first need to get to the appropriate page.
Step 2: Hold Down the Send Button
Instead of simply hitting send like you normally would, you need to hold your finger down on the Send button in order to send Confetti in iMessage. This action will take you to the special animations and effects pages.
Step 3: Tap the Screen Tab
The default on the special animations and effects pages is the Bubble page. We don’t want this. (Though, there are some fun effects here. Play around with them later, if you haven’t already).
Instead, tap the tab at the top that says Screen. This will take us to the page that ultimately lets us send Confetti in iMessage.
Step 4: Scroll to Confetti
The default Screen animation is Echo. For this reason, you’ll probably see your message echoed a bunch of times as you navigate the Screen tab. Scroll through the effects until you end up on the Confetti page. Once there, simply tap the Send button.
You’ve done it! You now know how to send Confetti in iMessage. Use it as often as you’d like — just don’t abuse it. Otherwise, you might get an all-caps “STOP!” sent with the Slam Bubble effect.