Donâ€™t forget about Animoji
If you own an iPhone X, then you already know the joys of Animoji, Appleâ€™s popular animated emoji feature. Animoji utilizes the iPhone Xâ€™s TrueDepth camera to track the facial features of a user, creating a surprisingly effective animated emoji, from a cat to a skeleton. The whole craze took on a life of its own shortly after the iPhone X launched, spawning a number of entertaining clips showing off Animoji karaoke.
Quickly react without typing a word
When you donâ€™t have time to type â€œHahaâ€ or respond with an Animoji, you can use iMessageâ€™s convenient â€œtapbackâ€ feature. To do this, double-tap on a message bubble and a row of responses will show up. Pick the one you want and itâ€™ll attach itself to the message you chose to react to.
Explore the world of iMessage apps
Whether you want to send GIFs, stickers, or even play a game, iMessage apps open up a world of possibilities of what you can do with Appleâ€™s service. The ones I find most useful are the iMessage apps for Spotify, Apple Pay Cash, and Giphy, but there are so many others available.
Messages in the cloud
While this feature isnâ€™t available yetâ€”itâ€™s coming in iOS 11.3â€”itâ€™s one you should use once it goes live. By syncing your messages in the cloud, youâ€™ll get a much better messaging experience. Now, once you delete a message from your iPhone, itâ€™ll also be deleted from the cloud. Previously, messages wouldnâ€™t sync as seamlessly.
Article source: https://www.technobuffalo.com/2018/03/10/imessage-guide/