Use #images with Messages in iOS 10

Choose from hundreds of trending images and videos from participating iMessage apps to add to your messages.

Add content from #images

With the Messages app in iOS 10, you can easily find hundreds of images to add to your conversations in the #images app. 

  1. Open Messages, tap , and enter a contact or tap on an existing conversation.
  2. Tap  , then tap 
  3. Tap  in the lower-left corner, then tap .
  4. Tap the search field, then enter a keyword, like birthday, to find images.
  5. Tap the image or video to add it to your message.
  6. Tap  to send.

#images is available in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, India, Singapore, Philippines, and Japan.

Turn on parental controls for iMessage apps

You can control access to iMessage apps by removing them from your app drawer and turning on Restrictions for downloading iMessage apps.

To remove an app from your app drawer:

  1. Open Messages, tap , and enter a contact or tap on an existing conversation.
  2. Tap  , tap , then tap  in the lower-left corner.
  3. Tap , then tap the Manage tab.
  4. Turn off the apps to remove them from your app drawer.
  5. To finish, tap Done.

To turn on Restrictions for iMessage apps:

  1. Go to Settings > General > Restrictions.
  2. Tap Enable Restrictions.
  3. Create a Restrictions passcode. You need your Restrictions passcode to change your settings or to turn off Restrictions.
  4. Turn off Installing Apps.

 Learn more about using Restrictions on your iOS device.

Report a concern with an image

If you find an issue or have a concern with content found in #images, you can report the content:

  1. Tap  and search for the image that you want to report.
  2. When you find the image, touch and hold the image to see a larger preview.
  3. Tap the app name under the image to open the website for the image in Safari.
  4. Tap  in the lower-left corner of Safari and tap Mail.
  5. Email the website to with a description of your concern.

If you have a copyright infringement claim or question, please report it here.

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