Messages in iOS 11: Here’re the 5 Best New Features

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Messages in iOS 11
Messages in iOS 11: Here're the 5 Best New Features

Apple has announced iOS 11 Public Beta version during its Worldwide Developers Conference 2017 with various improvements over its iOS 10 predecessor. With iOS 11, the company has now refined its Messages app to a great extent. In this article, we’ve curated a list of the 5 best new features on messages in iOS 11.

Messages in iOS 11

  1. Messages Sync

Messages in iOS 11 - Messages Sync

It’s one of best features to Messages in iOS 11 where Apple helps you sync all messages across all of your Apple devices. All you need to do is just navigate to Settings > Messages > Messages on iCloud.

  1. Apple Pay

Messages in iOS 11 - Apple Pay Cash

You can now pay your friend via an iMessage. The company is making it far too easy for iMessage users to send or request money from one another. This new iMessage App is linked with Apple Pay and appears to be as simple as to send a sticker in an iMessage conversation. However, Apple Pay in Messages is yet to be available.

Read More at How to use new Messages feature in iOS 10

  1. Two New Screen Effects

Messages in iOS 11 - Echo and Spotlight

One remarkable new tweak to the Messages in iOS 11 that involves two new screen effects called Echo and Spotlight. As the name implies, the Echo feature sends any selected piece of text to friends by multiplying the message all over the screen. It’s the perfect way to irritate anyone.

The Spotlight feature adds a spotlight to an incoming message. In other words, it is used to draw attention to a photo or message.

  1. New App Picker

Messages in iOS 11 - New App Picker

In iOS 10, iMessage Apps were not visible to users and taken too much work to get to. However, it’s not the case with iOS 11. The bottom of the screen will immediately display an app dock while opening a conversation. Just scroll to the left side of your device’s screen to view more apps, or simply long-press on the icons row to enlarge the dock. You can tap on an app’s icon to open it or tap the “…” icon to view a list of installed apps. Try using this feature in Messages in iOS 11!

  1. Easy Way to Mute Conversations

Are you fed up with a friend who constantly sends you countless messages or GIFs while you’re at work? Here’s a solution.

You can now easily mute conversations or in other words, called hide alerts. All you need to do is swipe left across a conversation in the Messages app and simply tap on Hide Alerts. When you mute a conversation, a half-moon icon will appear next to the conversation.

That’s all we’ve in our list of the 5 best new features in messages in iOS 11. Till then, stay tuned for more updates.

Also Read: How-to Guide: Listen to Apple Music’s New Custom Chill Mix

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Ajitender Kaur is a professional writer with an undying passion for writing and has always worked towards achieving excellence in her work. She has done her masters in Electronics & Communication Engg. Being a gadget geek, Kaur has enhanced her knowledge in every latest technology, making her capable of writing accurate and knowledgeable articles. Kaur loves to hang out with friends and explore new places. She is an aspiring writer who believes that dreams never die and never let your dreams starve.