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.
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.
ETA for iMessage
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.
Super Mario Run Stickers
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.
Rock Paper Scissors
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.
ESPN iMessage App
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Weather Channel
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.
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.
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.
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