Watch cool new iOS 10 Messages features in a video Apple ran during WWDC keynote

By , Jun 13, 2016

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A supercharged Messages is definitely my killer app in iOS 10. Not only does it catch up to other messaging apps with perks like downloadable stickers, it actually leapfrogs them with cool new stuff such as full screen animations, chat bubbles that animate in specific ways to better convey your emotions, support for sketching and the Apple Watch’s Digital Touch feature and what not.

In fact, Messages in iOS 10 is so jam-packed with improvements that Apple ran a cool video during the keynote showing them off.

“With iOS 10, you will be able to do more and say more, faster, more simply, and in more expressive ways than ever before—like with a freaking fireworks display,” writes Apple.

And here it is.

How do you like the video?

And speaking of new Messages features in tow for iOS 10, which one is your favorite, and why? I must admit that I was sold on animated chat bubbles, full screen animations and downloadable Messages stickers and other extensions, à la Facebook Messenger.

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  • Hot12345

    When is it possible to modify the CONTROL CENTER? To put celluer mode instead of fleshlight??

    • onesimpleclik

      A fleshlight. You sure about that?

      • Hot12345

        Im meaning to adjust the quick actions like the flesglight or dont disturb mode to modify.

      • lukemul69

        Heh, fleshlight. Im 26. yes immature.

      • Agv

        hahahah this is great.

      • Jayy

        Lol same I just turned 26 in April, and this post has me laughing so hard!

      • therealjjohnson

        Fleshlight = Male sextoy
        Flashlight = Probably what you mean


      • Hot12345

        Oh excuse me, im meaning the flashlight!

      • Anonymous

        It was funny thou. ; )

      • besrate hogsa

        fleshlight? never heard of it before until today

      • Oscar

        Mmmcmm sure. I’m sure you meant Flashlight. I’m 28!

  • Troy

    The new clock app has a dark mode

    • MrTarek

      Sneak peak maybe ?

    • Dhruv Gomber


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  • Jay Dee

    If I texted like a tween this would be awesome.

    For a 28 year old guy, most of the new features will go unused.

  • Nevertrending

    Just wanted to say thanks and good coverage today on wwdc @idownloadblog

    I was reading through other sources as well and it’s a mess out there D:

  • Shlomy Malka

    OMG Did I saw the Home Automation there….Woohooo its coming

  • Hunter Keough

    Does volume pop up box still appear in the middle of the screen