Messages in iOS 10: How to Install and Use Sticker Packs

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In iOS 10, the simple Messages app you're familiar with has transformed from a bare bones texting platform into a fun, interactive communication service that takes advantage of games, apps, drawings, stickers, message effects, and more.

Following in the footsteps of apps like Facebook and Line, Apple is delving into stickers in a big way, giving iOS users new ways of expressing themselves. Like the real thing, Stickers in iOS can be stuck onto messages or images, or sent by themselves, and they can be resized, rotated, and stuck to other stickers for fun layering effects.




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ArtOfWarfare

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How do I remove all this garbage?

I'm fine with receiving it, but I want to send text messages and pictures and nothing else. How do I remove the apps button, the drawing button, and the voice button?

I don't think I'm at all alone in this. My wife, who uses Snapchat, doesn't want all this crap in her messaging app. If someone using snapchat doesn't want it, I can't imagine who does.

I feel like Apple risks losing a lot of people who will shift over to Skype or WeChat or something, just so they can have a simpler messaging experience.
 

EM2013

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Everyone just loves the new messages and gets praised everywhere. I feel like I'm the only one who hates it lol
 

Mike MA

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Everyone just loves the new messages and gets praised everywhere. I feel like I'm the only one who hates it lol
Count me in. But it seems to be what people like and already use a lot, including my wife...
 

Szarky

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I feel like Apple risks losing a lot of people who will shift over to Skype or WeChat or something, just so they can have a simpler messaging experience.
iOS 10 Messages(Apple) should have taken notes from Messenger(FB), now that is a great chat app. Clean and powerful and doesn't get in the way.
 

Shirasaki

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Apple has an App Store just for message pack but seriously? They don't have a compilation to list all of them so that we can just browse for it pretty easy?
 

KALLT

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Words can not describe how much I hate Digital Touch. Lips of Horror. :eek:

The complexity of the gestures alone is ridiculous. ‘Tap and hold with two fingers, then drag down.’ Next update: ‘Tap and hold with three fingers, drag down, spin around counter-clockwise, spit on the floor and then praise the Lord.’
 
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n-evo

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I agree with the complaints. They turned iMessage from a lean and simple app into a messy circus. To think Apple once stood for simplicity.
 
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10littlebirds

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iOS 9.3.5 (still installable - for a short time)

Does the text bar stay that short after you start typing?
No, the text bar expands as soon as you start typing. It's just a matter of getting used to seeing something different when you enter into a new text. You can also swipe left at the edge of the bar to hide camera/art/sticker options if it is distracting. I believe you have to do that with each new text though. Hope that helps.
 

garylapointe

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Apple has an App Store just for message pack but seriously? They don't have a compilation to list all of them so that we can just browse for it pretty easy?
The mini-app store IS the compilation list (and they sorted it by categories for you!).


Is there a way to hide this stuff? I think it's laughable that the text bar is only like 0.4" now
Doesn't it get bigger as soon as you start typing? It's really just a "button" that you click to make it usable.



I'm fine with receiving it, but I want to send text messages and pictures and nothing else. How do I remove the apps button, the drawing button, and the voice button?

I don't think I'm at all alone in this. My wife, who uses Snapchat, doesn't want all this crap in her messaging app. If someone using snapchat doesn't want it, I can't imagine who does.
iOS 17 will have the option to hide it. That's about how long it took to hide the built-in apps....

Doesn't want it to have the ability or doesn't want it do it. It's not really impeding your use, is it?

But you're okay receiving it?