YOUR iPhone has special iMessage codes that you can type to unlock hidden features.
Even if you’ve had an iPhone for years, you may have missed these.
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iMessage has loads of advantages, but one little-known perk is the selection of secret effect codes.
Apple tucked them away as Easter eggs, but they’re a seriously cool iPhone hack that you should definitely try out.
For instance, try opening an iMessage chat and typing “Pew Pew”.
You’ll find that the screen is filled with lasers – for both you AND the recipient.
There are some other codes you can try too.
Sending the message “Congrats” causes confetti to rain down.
And the same works if you write “congratulations” in a different language too.
Typing “Happy Birthday” will trigger balloons to float across the screen.
And then there’s “Happy Chinese New Year”, which unleashes virtual fireworks on iMessage.
One more thing…
That’s not the only iMessage trick that you need to know about.
After you’ve typed out a message, you can tap and hold the blue send button to attach any of the following.
- Eco – Fills the screen with message bubbles
- Spotlight – Puts a spotlight on your message
- Balloons – Balloons rise up from the bottom of your screen
- Confetti – Confetti rains down
- Love – Large heart bulges from your message
- Lasers – Laser light show
- Fireworks – Fireworks explode on your screen
- Shooting star – A shooting star fires across the screen
- Celebration – A red firework show appears
Remember: None of these effects will show unless the recipient also has an iPhone.
And these effects are limited to iMessage only – so they won’t work on WhatsApp, Signal or Facebook Messenger.
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