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How to Use iMessage Apps and Stickers for iPhone

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How to Use iMessage Apps and Stickers for iPhone

How to Use iMessage Apps and Stickers for iPhone

Texting has always been one of the most used features to do on a Smartphone. And for iPhone and Mac users, Apple made its messages app easy and secure. After the release of iOS 10, Apple did some changes to iMessages and made it more interesting with the help of apps and stickers.

Now, you don’t use these stickers as images in iMessage but also send them right on top of your friend’s chat bubble. As we know that iPhone Apps integrate information so two different iPhone users share things together. Not only this, but in some instances your friends can change times and dates. So that every one of you can catch up together. Below we will show you how to use stickers and apps in iMessage.

iMessage Apps Requirements

Things you require to use iMessage apps are:

– An iPhone running iOS 10 or higher version

– A data plan that supports texting

– An Apple ID with a valid form of payment

How to access your apps and stickers in iMessage on iPhone

When you are in a message thread, the App tray is located with your keyboard.

– From your iPhone home screen, launch the iMessage app.

– Open the write message option and from there right above the keyboard, you will see App Tray button. Tap it.

– At the bottom of the screen, you will see Stickers and apps selector. Swipe your finger across the Sticker.

– Select your required sticker pack or app to open it.

– Now, you can add a sticker of your choice.

How to download new apps and sticker packs in iMessage on iPhone

There are some pre-existing apps in your iPhone that are by default, compatible with the iMessage. If you want to explore these apps or want to see few other sticker packs then you can check them out in the iMessage App Store.

– Open the Message app on your iPhone.

– Right above your keyboard, you will see the App Tray Button. Tap it. The button looks like the App Store logo.

– Tap the App Store button

– Tap Visit Store.

– In the App Store, you can browse different apps. Select your favourite app or sticker. You can then download or purchase that app or sticker.

– When you download the app or sticker pack, it will be automatically configured and appear in your App Tray.

How to see more options in a sticker pack or app in iMessage on iPhone

It is possible that sometimes the iMessage app or a sticker pack will have more options. To view more options, you can expand the view.

– From your iPhone, launch the Message app.

– Right above your keyboard, you will find App Tray Button. Tap it. The button looks like the App Store logo.

– Select the app or sticker pack you want to use.

– After you select the app, you will find an Expand Tool button at the top of the window. It looks like an arrow pointing upward. Tap that button.

– Place your finger on the button and drag it upward. You will see more options of the app or sticker pack.

– When you are done, tap the collapse tool. It looks like an arrow pointing down.

How to search for your apps or sticker packs in iMessage on iPhone

You can search for your apps or sticker packs in iMessage following the given procedure.

– From your iPhone, launch the Message app.

– Right above your keyboard, you will see the App Tray Button. Tap it. The button looks like the App Store logo.

– Swipe to the left and tap on more buttons.

– In the search field, type the name of the app you are looking for.

– Tap your searched result to select it.

Now, you can use that app or sticker pack in your messages.

How to customize the app tray in iMessage on iPhone

After the release of iOS 11, you can customize and change the order of your apps and sticker packs in iMessage. By re-arranging the apps, you will have access to your favourites first.

– From your iPhone, launch the Message app.

– Right above your keyboard, you will find App Tray Button. Tap it. The button looks like the App Store logo.

– Swipe to the left and tap on more button.

– From the upper right corner of the app window, tap the Edit button.

– Then you will see a red Remove icon, tap it to remove an app or sticker pack.

– To add an app or sticker pack to your favourites section, tap the green Add icon.

– To do so, touch and hold the app and move it to your required place in the favourite list.

How to resize and reposition a sticker in iMessage on iPhone

In your iMessage app, you can make the sticker smaller or bigger. You can even rotate the stickers in different directions.

– Open the write message option and from there right above the keyboard, you will see App Tray button. Tap it. The App Tray button looks like the Apple Store logo.

– Peel your desired sticker.

– While still holding the sticker, use your other finger to pinch on the sticker. This will zoom in and zoom out the sticker.

– Still holding the sticker, place your second finger on the sticker and rotate it in a different direction.

– Once you have done, just drop the sticker on top of the chat bubble.

How to download an app or sticker pack that someone else sends you in iMessage on iPhone

If you like a sticker pack that your friend sent you while doing iMessage chat, you can check it out in the App Store. If the apps or sticker name listed there, then you just have to tap the link. If it doesn’t, then you can find the link in the details.

– Open the Messages app on your iPhone.

– Select the chat thread where the sticker is placed.

– Press that sticker firmly.

– Option for Sticker Details will appear. Tap it.

– After that, tap View.

– Tap the option Get or purchase it from App store.

How to delete a sticker that’s attached to a chat bubble in iMessage in iPhone

Sometimes, your friend or someone else drops a sticker in the chat and you cannot see what’s written. You can delete that sticker.

– Open the Messages app on your iPhone.

– Select the chat thread where the sticker is placed.

– To remove the sticker, firmly press it.

– Then open the Sticker details.

– Swipe to left and delete the sticker.

How iMessage apps and stickers work on Mac

The Macs have a different API system for iMessage as compared to iPhones. While using iMessage on Mac, you cannot send or download stickers from the app. However, you can view stickers and apps with the information right on your Mac system. For example, if somebody sent you a link through the app, you can click on it and you will be redirected to a website.

You also cannot view or delete the details of a sticker. You can only react to chats.

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