How to enable animations in iOS10 Messages

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Owing to iOS 10, the Messages app is way more than a default texting app. Particularly, the new iMessage animations feature in Messages brings a lot of fun. However, you are noticing the feature is not working properly and don’t know how to fix it. That’s why we are here to help you out with exactly that. Read on.

Also Read: How you can use emojis and Tapbacks in iMessage in iOS 10

Well, the main culprit here is a setting called Reduce Motion, conflicts with the new feature. Previously, it was a good the parallax option for disabling effect in iOS 7 that annoyed many users. But now, this definitely makes you miss out on some cool functionality. Therefore, if you had this setting enabled before, you may now wish to disable Reduce Motion to obtain the extra features like animated bubbles or background animations. Here’s how to do this:

Step 1: Launch the Settings app on your device, navigate to General > Accessbility.

Step 2: Once you are here, scroll down until you see Reduce Motion. Tap on it.

Step 3: Toggle Reduce Motion to OFF and the new iMessage should begin working instantly.

That’s it. You can now enable animations in Messages in iOS 10. But if you don’t yet know how to send them in Messages, just follow these simple steps:

Step 1: First and foremost, you will need to choose a current conversation or start a new one.

Step 2: Tap the text field, and enter your message.

Step 3: Next up, 3D Touch the blue up arrow. If you are using an iOS device without 3D Touch, simply tap and hold.

Step 4: The Bubble Effects screen will appear. You are now presented with 4 bubble effects. Tap on the Screen button on the top of the screen to bring up the full-screen effects.

Step 5: From here, you swipe left/right to change between the animations, including Balloons, Confetti, Laser, Fireworks and Shooting Star.

Step 6: After selecting the desired effect, press the blue up arrow again to send your message accompanied by the animation.

You have another faster way to send animations in iOS10 Messages without heading to 2 menus. If you text Happy birthday, the message will appear with the balloons. Similarly, Happy New Year fireworks, Congratulations confetti.

That’s all about how to enable animations in iOS10 Messages, plus how to send them. What are your favorite features in the new Messages app? Do let us know in the comments section below.

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