Learn how to use Messages

Use Messages to send and receive texts, photos, videos, personalized effects, and more. Learn how to get started or get help here.

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See what you can do if you need help sending or receiving messages.

Personalize your messages

With iOS 10, you can send more expressive and animated messages on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Add effects, sketches, and bigger emojis to your conversations. Also use third-party apps to create and share content right from within Messages.