How to change iMessage bubble colors on iPhone or iPad

iMessage is one of the main advantages of being part of the Apple ecosystem. The instant messaging service works across iOS, macOS, iPadOS, and watchOS, making it one of the obvious choice for Apple users. You can send messages, photos, videos, animojis, GIFs, documents, etc to anyone else using iMessage. It offers privacy with end-to-end encryption, and delivery/read receipts. However, iMessages still doesn’t offer the option to customize the message bubble colors.

In this post, we’re going to show you how to change the iMessage bubble colors on your iPhone or iPad with the help of FancyBubble.

Note: Although the post suggests that we’re changing the color of the iMessage bubble, we are actually sending colored images with text that resemble bubbles.

Also see: How to send a handwritten text in Messages

Change iMessage bubble color with FancyBubble app

If you own a jailbroken iPhone, then there are numerous tweaks such as ChatUI, which can help you customize the Messages app. Those without a jailbroken device will have to look at third-party apps designed specifically for Apple’s Messages. Enter FancyBubble, a simple app that lets you change iMessage bubble color, and add custom bubbles. The app is free to download on the App Store. Here’s how to use FancyBubble and add color to iMessage bubbles.

1) Download and install FancyBubble from the App Store.

2) After installing the app, open the Messages app.

3) Start a new chat or open an existing chat and start typing. You should see a row of apps below the text input field.

4) Select FancyBubble from the row of apps.

FancyBubble iMessage

5) Choose a bubble that you want to use from the list of available ones. Scroll to see all the included bubble colors and designs.

6) Type in the text, and hit the Send button.

iMessage color bubbles

The recipient should see your message in the bubble color you chose. You can also change the font size, the font, and the font color using the app. Alternatively, you can launch the FancyBubble app independently and use it to send messages with different font and color on various supported messaging apps. The app works with Messages, WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

iMessage color bubbles

The FancyBubble app is one of the best apps to change the iMessage bubble color or design. There are several apps that can do a similar job, but this one is efficient and works great. Of course, if your iPhone is jailbroken, then you have way more customization options for the Messages. Check out our list of the best jailbreak tweaks for the iOS 14 Messages app.