Secret iMessage Tricks & Tips!

by birtanpublished on February 5, 2021

Welcome back everyone not too long ago i think early on this year i made a video talking about some of my top favorite tips and tricks with an imessage and i kind of want to update it again and kind of break it down a little bit better so you guys can kind of see each individual thing now i will tell you one of the more important things it's not really a trick or secret or anything but one of the most important things you can do is actually turn on icloud imessage you know sharing and you know storage so in case your phone never gets broken or

Anything like that at least you can still have access to your imessage within the cloud and if you get a new iphone you can go and enable it and basically keep your messages so in order to do this you want to open up your settings app at the very top within ios 14 and most recent versions of ios you'll see that you have your little name up here what you want to do is you want to go ahead and click your name you'll come inside this little panel now what you want to do when you're here is you want to scroll down until you see

The icloud storage a little option right here so you want to go ahead and click on it you'll come right here now at this very option right here right under the photos and all this stuff there's one called messages now you want to determine how much icloud storage space you have left and as you can see a lot of mine is taken up with photos so i'd recommend you know getting at least like a gig or two saved on your device but then once you do have that and there's still you know it gives you some

Storage left you want to go ahead and enable your messages right here so you just want to enable it a little pop-up may come up and may not this is honestly one of the most important things you can do and when you do that all your messages will basically now be stored into your icloud drive you get five gigs for free if you want to expand that you have the option as well but like i said this is something that i always do on all my devices so just in case your phone breaks or it

Stops working at least you can make sure that your messages will be stored up in the icloud drive so that's the very first trick i would recommend now the other thing that i like doing and that's this is a new one this is something that i actually found really really interesting so it's exactly how to pin comments and pin messages more so on ios 14. so before if you went ahead and opened up your messages app you'll basically see that you'll have a message that looks like this and all your messages and if you wanted to

Text somebody or something you basically have to scroll through endless amounts of messages in order to find maybe some people or some person that you text all the time your husband wife kids parents whatever the case is in order to actually pin messages you will have to be on ios 14 so keep that in mind if you're on ios 13 or below then you're not going to be able to do it so make sure you're on ios 14 keep that in mind now in order to do this what you want to do is you want to

Hold down the specific message that you want to pin it's supposed to be usually um you know individual but it may work for groups as well you'll kind of see a little glimpse of the message but you'll also see this new little option called pin so what this will do and i'll go ahead and show you right now is if you go ahead and click pen you'll see that it'll go ahead and change the layout of that specific message and it'll pin it to the top now what

This doesn't do is it doesn't change all of them into a circular view it just changes this specific one to this type of view so if you want to unpin it you want to go and hold it down you'll get into this little panel right here you want to go and click unpin and i'll go ahead and change it back to this little way so that's the second thing that's something that's pretty new with ios 14 and something that i really really do like now the next thing is something that i literally do as soon as i get an iphone

And that's turning on or turning off read receipts now what this is sometimes as you guys know if you go ahead and you know look at someone's messages or something or they look at yours you may get this little thing right here that says red you know what that means is they basically viewed that and you may already know this you may already know but that is an option that you can turn off and that is something that i personally do turn off because sometimes i'll be honest

I look at a message but i don't respond back to it in time so instead of me or that person thinking of ignoring them i'd rather just not even you know turn it on and just have it say delivered or something like that now to enable this or to disable this you want to make your way back into your settings you want to probably be in this type of panel you want to scroll down until you get into the messages panel that looks like this so you want to go ahead and click on here you'll see a bunch of different

Things but right here you'll see this little option that says send read receipts so what this basically means is like i said before if you want to have them you know be able to see that you read that specific thing you want to go ahead and turn this on like this but if you don't want them being able to see that oh you know we turn it on or turn it off or you know we saw your message or whatever then you want to disable this and what this does when it's disabled

Is that it will not let them know that you saw it if you do keep it enabled if that is green if that toggle is green it'll basically mean that they will be able to see when you saw that message so that's exactly how to disable or enable that specific setting now kind of getting more into the imessage you know specific type of messages and all that stuff there are so many things embedded with an imessage that is so awesome and i'll probably go through every single one of these things to be completely honest but

The very first one i want to hit on is exactly how to draw these type of things now this is pretty funny in my opinion you can draw you can do whatever with an imessage and this is something that's really cool and i'm sure a lot of people may already know what it's about but in order to actually do it what you want to do is first of all you're you know texting somebody who has an iphone if you're not texting somebody with an iphone none of these are going to work but in order to actually do this you want to go

Ahead and make sure you have this little toggle enabled if you don't have it enabled i really don't even remember what the process is but i'm sure most of you already have this little you know type of toggle thing you know enabled from you know default now in order to draw you want to go ahead and scroll over until you see this little thing called digital touch so you want to go ahead and click on it this little option will come up from the bottom and all you'll have to do is go

Ahead and draw whatever you want to so what you can do when this is open all you literally have to do is just start drawing so let's say i want to draw a square and with the arrow pointing to it or whatever this is a horrible you know example well what i can do is i can go ahead and draw that i can also change some colors around and do whatever i want to and once i'm ready i can go ahead and send it off to these people so i'll go and click send and that's pretty much how you do it and

You can see that i just got it twice you know because i just sent it to myself but i can go and click on here and you can see that i'm basically able to see that specific drawing that i did and you can do this with all sorts of different settings within here so that's exactly how to go ahead and send drawings with an imessage now the next thing is more so of the individual effects so let's say you wanted to send a text to somebody and get some individual things you know some flair or whatever where there's a lot of

Different capabilities and i'll try to break it down the best way let's say i type in test for example well sometimes you know if you type in things like congratulations or pew pew or you know happy birthday or something there's already some default you know things that come up with that so if i go ahead and type in congratulations for example watch what happens i send it to myself and you can definitely see that there's some animations to it and everything right but that doesn't happen if you just type

In something like test or whatever you know what i mean like it's not going to know it it does in this case which is very funny but typically it doesn't know it so what you'll have to do is actually set individual filters so let's say i type in test well what you can do is you can actually hold down that little imessage bubble to the side so this little send button you want to hold that down and you'll get into this little panel now this is probably where everything is going to be situated all your filters all

All your filters all your whatever and on the right side this is basically how you send effects more so than you know some whole entire screen things so with the bubble icon it basically messes with this bubble itself so if you go ahead and look at you know slam loud gentle and a visible link these are all these are all different filters that do different things so the first one let me go ahead and show you how to do these slam ones so first of all type in the text that you want to

Like i said before make sure an imessage on all that stuff you want to go ahead and hold down this little message thing here and you'll see that little slam option the very first option up there so all you want to do is go ahead and click on that slam option and you'll see it'll go ahead and give you a little bit of a glimpse of what it's going to look like so what you want to do is go ahead and make sure that text matches up with whatever you want to send and all you'll have to do is go ahead

And click send and you'll see that that person it'll show me right here it'll basically slam it so instead of just that standard boring text you can get that little slam effect which is really cool now the next one i'll go ahead and show you right now you want to do that same exact thing so type in test type in whatever you want to to that individual person that you want to send that text to now at this point what you want to do is you want to go and hold down this

Imessage icon again to get back into this little panel now the option we're going to do is loud so it's that second option right there when you click on it once again you'll see that it'll come up and give you a little animation or whatever and from here all you'll have to do is go and make sure that text is exactly what you want because if it's not then obviously it's going to be a wrong text message you want to go ahead and click that send button and you'll see that it'll give you a

Little glimpse here because it's my own text but this is basically what that person is going to see they're going to see that little jiggle animation it's going to slam down so it's a little bit i guess more gentle than a you know a slam thing but it's still like a different effect so that's definitely going to add a little bit more flavor i guess to that text message now the next thing we're going to go ahead and do is do the exact same thing so type in test and obviously if this is boring skip ahead you know couple if you

Already know what these are so you want to type in whatever you want to match that text up to whatever you want click that send button now this one is called gentle so it's pretty much the same thing as you can see it just gets a little bit bigger the more you look at it which is very funny so again you want to hold down that message to the side you want to go and you know click on that little send button right there and then once your text you know everything looks great you want to go

Ahead and send this one off and you will see that you can see that same animation again so once it's sent i don't know why it's not sending this time there we go that's basically what that person is going to see and right here is what this person is going to see right here so if you send a gentle one that's exactly what it looks like not as you know in your face as the other ones but still is something that's very unique now this last one is invisible ink and this is something that's

Really really awesome one of my favorite ones as well and it adds a lot more character out of all these ones i think besides the slam one this is definitely one of my favorite ones for sure so in this case i'll go ahead and type in something again i'll do type in geez i'm not going to do cheese i'm going to do test again and in this case once more you want to hold down this little imessage icon right there and it'll go ahead and bring you into this panel and once you're here you'll see that invisible link which is that

Last option right there so all you'll have to do is go ahead and click on invisible ink as you can see and this is pretty much what that person is going to see until they actually go and hover over it and they'll actually be able to typically once you hover over it it'll go ahead and you know be able to move or whatever but once you're ready and that text matches i know it's hard to see you want to go ahead and click it send and you'll see that eventually this

Person will get it and this is pretty much what it's going to look like so what you want to do is you want to go ahead and move your thing over and you'll see that you'll be able to see that text now if you want to do the same thing for this one i guess you can go ahead and move it over like that and that's pretty much invisible ink so again it adds a little bit of a difference it's a little bit of uniqueness if you want to text somebody that is very cool now that's how you do all those ones and

You can see it goes back to that little setting now this is pretty much the main ones i think a lot of people are going to use but like i said before if you want to get those type of you know celebration type of you know type of filters you can go ahead and do that without actually having to type in celebration or whatever the case is and this is things that are really awesome i really do like it and you can see i guess celebration is not one of them but let's say you wanted to go ahead

And say hey i want to do celebration i want to get that type of filter well again all you have to do is go and hold down this little imessage button right here the send button now instead of using these specific toggles you want to go ahead and click on the screen toggle which is right here now here you'll get a ton of different little options so here is an echo option here is a little spotlight option which is very funny and here is a little balloon little animation now this is this may be something where a lot of

People may actually like and may prefer so if you want to send an option and send an imessage with balloons all you'll have to do is go ahead and hover over this little option within the send with effect you want to go ahead and click that little send option and you'll see that basically here you go you have that little option again without having to type in that specific phrase that you know imessage has built in so this is something that i find really really cool i utilize it all the time

You know not all the time but sometimes and again it adds a little bit more character to the text message now there's a couple other ones as well and i'll go ahead and type in test you all you all you have to do to get into any of these effects like i stated is hold down that send button so hold down the send button you'll come right into here you want to scroll over until you see screen so again you'll see echo you'll see this one which is spotlight you'll see the celebrate one now if you

Swipe over one more time you'll get into the confetti one now this is another type of celebration type of filter i guess a little thing whatever you want to call it and again it's a really funny thing i'm surprised you know they put in this much effort to do it but i really do like it and it's something that's really awesome so in order to send it again hover over this little effect which is right here and you see that little send button to the side all you'll have to do is click that little send button

And this is pretty much what the other person is going to see so again once you click send and this is pretty much what that specific user is going to notice and i think again this is a really awesome thing i really do like this a lot and it just adds more character to that specific device in that specific setting so those are just some of my favorite ones and i'll go ahead and kind of end it off with another one i guess the last one or i'll just kind of hover over the last couple filters again you hold down that little button

On the side you'll come into this little panel and once you're here all you have to do is swipe through and you'll see the other one so here you have celebrate here you have a little heart one so if you love somebody if you want to send a little heart to somebody and this is how you would do that one if you swipe through again this is that pew pew animation so this is basically sending something with lasers and this was a super popular one earlier on this year a lot of people

Wanted to know how to do this and i ended up making that video about it you know basically how to do it and this is also another super popular filter that everyone uses now these other ones you know like fireworks like this one these are also really awesome but this pew pew one was super popular so in order to do this again hold down that little imessage get into your little filters click on screen click on here and once you hover over this one all you have to do is click that little send button

And you're pretty much here it'll go ahead and send it with lasers as you can see and this is something that's so funny and it's just like it's just so interesting that apple were to do this as you can see so these are some of my favorite filters some of my favorite imessage tricks and tips that you can honestly turn on right now if you guys have any questions or into any other problems or anything like that or you have any other suggestions let me know in the comment section below

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