Tip: replay any bubble or screen effect in Messages conversations with a tap

The Messages app for the iPhone, iPad, and Mac has bubble and screen effects that allow users to better express themselves. Initially, a message sent with an effect would animate once after the user opened it. With iOS 10.1 and later, you can easily replay the bubble and screen effects anywhere in conversations with a tap.

Full screen message effects in iOS Messages app

How to replay bubble and screen effects in Messages

  1. Launch Messages and tap a conversation in the list which contains previously received messages that were sent with bubble or screen effects.
  2. In the conversation, scroll up or down until you reach a message with a bubble and screen effect, then tap the blue Replay link below it to experience that animation again.
Replay bubble or screen effect in Messages app

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