iOS 11 Introduces Two New Screen Effects Within Messages Called 'Echo' and 'Spotlight'

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    Messages users sending texts in iOS 11 this fall will be able to share iMessages with two all-new Screen Effects in Apple's texting app.

    Specifically, a new "Echo" option sends any selected piece of text to friends by multiplying the message all over the screen. The second, "Spotlight," puts an emphasis on your message by placing a large spotlight on the text as it's sent over to your friend's iOS device.

    No new Bubble Effects have been added to iOS 11, at least not in the first developer beta of the software.

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    Screen Effects and Bubble Effects made their debut in iOS 10 last year, where Messages as a whole received a major overhaul thanks to the addition of the Messages App Store. On the new platform, apps have become available to download as miniature versions within Messages, including apps for payments, games, dinner reservations, and stickers.

    Messages will be getting another overhaul in iOS 11, although one that's not as big as last year's update. This fall, the app's main new addition will be a redesigned App Drawer for your Messages apps, which are placed as a scrollable toolbar below the texting field. Apps should be easier to access in comparison to iOS 10's user interface, which requires one tap to get into the App Drawer, and another to go to Recents to find the app you want.

    Check out the full MacRumors iOS 11 roundup for more features coming to Messages, including peer-to-peer payments using Apple Pay and full chat archive synchronization in iCloud, so transferring over to a new iPhone retains all of your old conversations.

    (Thanks, Koohyun Y!)

    Article Link: iOS 11 Introduces Two New Screen Effects Within Messages Called 'Echo' and 'Spotlight'
     
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    Seems like a glaring omission from the keynote. What were they thinking? /s
     
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    I enjoy all these effects iMessage is awesome, my friends/family and I enjoy group iMessage as well. A lot of fun.
     
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    Wow! Two new Revolutionary features that would change the way we text! /s
     
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    I'd be interested in seeing the full effect rather than just a couple screenshots.

    EDIT: An hour later, beta installed, and…

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    EDIT EDIT: Damn, beaten by a few other posters.
     
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    Does macOS High Sierra get any of these effects yet?
     
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    I think my wife and I will enjoy passively-aggressively sending each other messages with Echo.
     
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    This is dumb! I just don't like these emojis and all kinds of screen effects!........... just type away as normal and ignore the extraneous.:D
     
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    I still haven't figured out how to do a screen effect. And I've tried. Not like, googled for instructions tried. Just figure it out in the app itself tried.

    And no, i don't care if you tell me how. The point is that Apple adds this hidden stuff that's practically impossible to discover.
     
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    Reminds me of a game I used to play on my old Nokia dumbphone called 'Poo Rain'.

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    Not for me. I use them quite frequently!
     
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    Awesome. Should use it exactly twice before forgetting the feature exists.
     
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    I'm envisioning this pic is a bit descriptive of the Comey hearing going on right now… /s
     
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    Here's an iOS 11 new features video that shows the new iMessage effects in action at 3:34.

     
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    How come a text effect gets mentioned as a operating system feature?
     
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    MacRumors if Apple doesn't do fun stuff / "Why doesn't Apple compete with Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp? It's 2017, they should at least have x, y, and z feature. I love this company, but they've lost their magic."

    MacRumors when Apple does fun stuff / "THIS IS SO STUPID." "I just want to send a text." "More bloatware to slow down iOS 11." "These got old so fast." "Maybe instead of spending time on this, they should update the Mac mini because clearly you can only work on one of those at the same time." ":rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:" "Watch bands!!!!!"
     
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    So....are we getting these features ? I’m kinda confused from the article. Is there a new update available now? Or a rumor it’s coming in the next beta update?
     
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    Shame that I don't know anybody using the platform-locked iMessages.
     

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