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IMessage, the official messenger of iPhone (iOS) and other Apple devices, lets you send hand-drawn messages and send special effects like fireworks, balloons, party confetti, giant hearts, lasers and more. The application integrates with other devices of the company, and can be used on iPad, iPod Touch and Mac computers. The feature has no version for Android.

Messages, which appear in blue balloons, are exchanged over Wi-Fi or mobile data networks (3G and 4G). Therefore, unlike SMS, Apple's service has no direct costs to the user. O TechTudo has prepared a tutorial that teaches you how to use the main messenger tools, which have some similarities to rivals WhatsApp and Telegram.

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iMessage lets you send messages with special effects Photo: Playback / Isabella RochaiMessage lets you send messages with special effects Photo: Playback / Isabella Rocha

iMessage lets you send messages with special effects Photo: Playback / Isabella Rocha

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Step 1. First, make sure iMessage is enabled on your iPhone. To activate it, go to "Settings" and check "iMessage";

Enable iMessage on iPhone Settings Photo: Playback / Isabella RochaEnable iMessage on iPhone Settings Photo: Playback / Isabella Rocha

Enable iMessage on iPhone Settings Photo: Playback / Isabella Rocha

Step 2. To start exploring the feature, select a contact who also has an iOS device. To create messages with different sizes and effects, press and hold the blue send arrow;

Send different sized dynamic messages with iPhone iMessage Photo: Reproduction / Isabella RochaSend different sized dynamic messages with iPhone iMessage Photo: Reproduction / Isabella Rocha

Send different sized dynamic messages with iPhone iMessage Photo: Reproduction / Isabella Rocha

Step 3. Choose a filter to apply your message: "Invisible Ink", "Soft", "Out" or "Impact". Once you have selected, send the content by clicking again on the blue arrow, which is located next to the message. If you want to delete what you have written, press the "X" that appears below the effects suggestions;

Choose how you want to send your message on iPhone iMessage Photo: Playback / Isabella RochaChoose how you want to send your message on iPhone iMessage Photo: Playback / Isabella Rocha

Choose how you want to send your message on iPhone iMessage Photo: Playback / Isabella Rocha

Step 4. Still in the effects screen, click "Screen" at the top of the display, and choose from the animations that represent the effects of "Echo", "Spotlight", "Balloons", "Confetti", "Love", "Lasers", "Fireworks", "Shooting Star" and "Celebrations". To view the next, swipe to the left side of the screen. Then click on the blue arrow and send to the selected contact;

iMessage offers different possibilities of animation on iPhone Photo: Reproduction / Isabella RochaiMessage offers different possibilities of animation on iPhone Photo: Reproduction / Isabella Rocha

iMessage offers different possibilities of animation on iPhone Photo: Reproduction / Isabella Rocha

Step 4. iMessage also allows you to react to messages sent by another user. To do this, press the balloon of the message received and choose from stickers such as: "Heart", "Like", "Disapprove", "Haha", "Exclamations" and "Interrogation";

React to incoming messages on iPhone iMessage Photo: Playback / Isabella RochaReact to incoming messages on iPhone iMessage Photo: Playback / Isabella Rocha

React to incoming messages on iPhone iMessage Photo: Playback / Isabella Rocha

Step 5. Another feature of iMessage is to draw mo messages. To select it, place the phone horizontally and click on the image in the lower right corner of the screen;

Draw or write your messages by iPhone iMessage Photo: Reproduction / Isabella RochaDraw or write your messages by iPhone iMessage Photo: Reproduction / Isabella Rocha

Draw or write your messages by iPhone iMessage Photo: Reproduction / Isabella Rocha

Step 6. Now you can choose between ready made messages or create new ones by drawing with your fingertip;

Use ready made messages or draw new ones to send in iPhone iMessage Photo: Reproduction / Isabella RochaUse ready made messages or draw new ones to send in iPhone iMessage Photo: Reproduction / Isabella Rocha

Use ready made messages or draw new ones to send in iPhone iMessage Photo: Reproduction / Isabella Rocha

Step 7. iMessage provides integration with some applications that the user has on the mobile. You can find apps in a bar at the top of the keyboard. To make a color drawing, click on the Digital Touch, which is represented by a two finger heart drawing;

Get creative and play with your imagination on iPhone iMessage Photo: Reproduction / Isabella RochaGet creative and play with your imagination on iPhone iMessage Photo: Reproduction / Isabella Rocha

Get creative and play with your imagination on iPhone iMessage Photo: Reproduction / Isabella Rocha

Step 8. After selecting Digital Touch, click on the red ball to see the color options. So make the drawing you want to send. The user can also take a picture and draw over it;

Enjoy the effects of iMessage to send colorful designs on iPhone Photo: Reproduction / Isabella RochaEnjoy the effects of iMessage to send colorful designs on iPhone Photo: Reproduction / Isabella Rocha

Enjoy the effects of iMessage to send colorful designs on iPhone Photo: Reproduction / Isabella Rocha

Step 9. You can also send music from Apple Music, the company's streaming service, without leaving the messenger. In the application bar, select the Apple player icon, click the song you want to share, and press the upload button;

Send and listen to music inside iMessage iPhone conversations Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo FernandesSend and listen to music inside iMessage iPhone conversations Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes

Send and listen to music inside iMessage iPhone conversations Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes

Step 10. To save photos received in the messenger, press on the image and select "Save". She go straight to the iPhone gallery;

Store iMessage photos in your iPhone gallery Photo: Reproduo / Isabella RochaStore iMessage photos in your iPhone gallery Photo: Reproduo / Isabella Rocha

Store iMessage photos in your iPhone gallery Photo: Reproduo / Isabella Rocha

Memoji on iPhone X and above

Devices starting from iPhone X have the Memoji feature, which allows the user to control in real time an own avatar created manually in the app, or a picture of an animal. After selecting the picture, click on the red ball on the right and make a recording. The avatar can play your voice.

Create your own avatar with iMessage Photo: Reproduction / Isabella RochaCreate your own avatar with iMessage Photo: Reproduction / Isabella Rocha

Create your own avatar with iMessage Photo: Reproduction / Isabella Rocha

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