iMessage has been opened up to developers in iOS 10. iMessage conversations are now mini playgrounds for app developers. You can use apps to do all sorts of things. Order group lunches, share cryptographic messages, even play small games.
But before you can do any of that, you’ll first need to know how to install iMessage apps, and how to use them. Which is why we’re here.
iMessage apps come in two kinds. Apps that only work in iMessage and can only be found in the Messages apps. And Apps that work across iOS but also have an iMessage component.
Theses apps can be downloaded from the App Store. When you find such an app, you’ll see the text “Only for iMessage” below the app icon. If the app works as you know, a real app, but has an iMessage component – you’ll see the text “Offers iMessage App” You can then tap the “Get” icon to download the app.
Once it’s downloaded, it will show up in the app drawer in the Messages app.
Step 1: Go to the conversation in question.
Step 2: Besides the “iMessage” text box, tap the “Apps” button.
Step 3: From the Apps screen, tap the “Grid” icon in the bottom-left.
Step 4: Tap on the first option that says “Store“. This will open the iMessage App Store inside the Messages app.
Then just browse around and once you find an app you like, tap on “Get“.
Once the app gets downloaded, it will be added to the end of the apps list. You can access it from the same “Grid” view.
iMessage apps aren’t like real full blown apps. They’re mini apps, able to do a small number of things.
They run inside the view of your keyboard.
To start using an app, tap the “Apps” icon next to the “iMessage” text.
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