Messages is the most frequently used iOS app. With iOS 10, which was previewed at the WWDC 2016 this week, Messages is more expressive and fun.
The new update of Messages offers animated and personalised ways to message friends and family. Automatic suggestions make it easy to replace words with emoji. Tapback creates a quick and simple way to respond with just a tap. Rich links let you see content online and play media without leaving your conversation.
Messages includes powerful animations, such as balloons, confetti or fireworks that can take over an entire screen to celebrate a special occasion, invisible ink to send a message only revealed after a friend swipes over it. And for added personalisation, users can write handwritten notes.
iOS 10 opens up new opportunities for developers to create fun new ways for users to communicate in a thread, including stickers to be peeled and pasted into conversations, the ability to quickly personalize GIFs or edit photos, send payments or schedule dinner or a movie, all from within Messages.
iOS 10 also introduces the ability for Siri to do more by working with apps. It offers beautifully redesigned Maps, Photos, Apple Music and News apps. And, the Home app delivers a simple and secure way to manage home automation products in one place.
Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering, said:
“iOS 10 is our biggest release ever, with delightful new ways to express yourself in Messages, a native app for Home automation, and beautifully redesigned apps for Music, Maps, and News that are more intuitive and more powerful, making everything you love about your iPhone and iPad even better.”
iOS 10 will be available this fall as a free software update for iPhones and later all iPads.
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