11 Best iMessage Apps to Try in iOS 10

There are a plethora of new iOS 10 iMessage apps that allow users play games, use stickers and even send cash right from the Messages app.

You’ll need to install iOS 10 on the iPhone to use iMessage apps, and in some cases the other person will need iOS 10 installed to see the exact message you send, to play a game or to accept money.


The iMessage App Store is where you will need to go to download iMessage apps to your iPhone. You can also go into the settings to automatically install companion iMessage apps to your iPhone. If you already have the app on your iPhone, the iMessage app is just waiting to be installed. Here’s more on how to install and use iMessage apps.

The best iMessage apps for iOS 10 to date!

The best iMessage apps for iOS 10 to date!

Here are the iMessage apps that you need to try out before the store is over-run. There are already quite a few iMessage apps available including fun games and crazy stickers.


Truth Truth Lie for iMessage


Record three short videos. Two truths and a lie, then send the video to your friend or to a group iMessage thread and see who knows you.

Download Truth Truth Lie on the iMessage App Store.

ETA for iMessage

eta imessage app

Are you always late? Use the ETA iMessage app to send your specific ETA using your location and where you are headed to a contact or a group.


Download ETA for iMessage on the iMessage App Store

Super Mario Run Stickers

Super Mario Run iMessage App

You still have to wait for Super Mario Run, but with the new Super Mario Run stickers you can use the iMessage app to put stickers into your conversations. There’s a Mario nose and a Mario hat that you can put on top of photos as well.

Download Super Mario Run Stickers for iMessage on the iMessage App Store

Rock Paper Scissors

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Play Rock Paper Scissors with your friends right in iMessage. Whether you need to figure out who gets to choose or you want to waste some time this is one you need to try.

Download Rock Paper Scissors for iMessage on the iMessage App Store


ESPN iMessage App

iMessage App ESPN

The ESPN iMessage app lets you quickly see sports scores and then send them to a friend. This is an awesome way to send sports scores as a way to cheer on your team or to taunt a friend.

Download ESPN for iMessage on the iMessage App Store


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Play a variety of two-player games with your friends inside iMessage. This includes 8-ball, poker, sea battle, anagrams and gomoku. Additional games are coming soon.

Download GamePigeon for iMessage on the iMessage App Store

Words With Friends

You can now play the classic Words with Friends right inside iMessage on iOS 10. Play the social crossword game inside the Messages app and stand out with smart play.

Download Words With Friends for iMessage on the iMessage App Store


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Genius allows you to quickly send popular lyrics as a photo message to others on iMessage. Pre-selected lyrics will show up with the artist photo or a stylized background. You can also search songs and select lyrics you want to highlight and choose a background.

Download Genius for iMessage on the iMessage App Store

The Weather Channel

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Trying to plan an event with friends? share the forecast or current weather without taking a screenshot and get everyone on the same page. This is an awesome way to make sure everyone knows what to wear — so you don’t have to share your jacket again.

Download The Weather Channel for iMessage on the iMessage App Store


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Trying to show your friends where you want to go for dinner? Share your recent Yelp views without leaving the Messages app, or get one tap access to Yelp from your conversation.

Download Yelp for iMessage on the iMessage App Store

Venmo iMesssage App

Use Venmo to send cash to friends within iMessage. It’s now faster than ever to pay for your share of the bill and to chip in for shared expenses.

Download Venmo for iMessage on the iMessage App Store

29 iOS 10 Features Worth Upgrading For

iOS 10 Messages, Emojis & Features

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iOS 10 Messages, Emojis & Features

The iOS 10 Messages app is completely new with changes to emoji, app access, stickers, and all kinds of upgrades to the way you communicate with other users. There is even an invisible ink option.

When in messages you can see videos you get play in line while you keep talking. Videos now also play inline in Safari. When you tap the camera icon you immediately see what is in front of your screen.

The iOS 10 Emoji are three times bigger in the transcript and you now see Emoji predictions when you type. After you type a message you can tap the emoji keyboard and iOS 10 highlights words you can substitute emoji for.

New Bubble effects allow you to shout or whisper when you send a message and there are even full screen animation options when you really need to impress. An invisible ink sending option hides what someone is saying until you swipe.

iPhone users can send handwritten messages, taps with Digital touch and share a heartbeat. When someone shares something awesome you can reply with a tap-back by tapping on message to share a special short reply.

There are now stickers and you can doodle and draw on photos you take to really spice up your messages. You may not need other keyboards to deliver all your creativity. 

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