Back in the early 2000s messaging someone was boring, and the only option to communicate was to use text messages. Now, with time as technology has evolved, we have a huge library of different emojis that can be used to express the message which we are sending.
Not only that, but some platforms also provide animated emojis, larger emojis and more. Coming to iMessage, which has some special effects for messages that can express your feelings in a better way.
For instance, if you want to congratulate someone on a message for their success, you can show your emotions by sending blasts of confetti. Below we have a quick guide on how you can send blasting confetti on iMessage.
Sending Confetti Automatically in iMessage
Apple has always been using a lot of hidden tricks for their apps, services and devices. This is also one of those hidden tricks of the iMessage, that is not known by everyone. Although it has been quite a few years since Apple launched this feature on iMessage.
On iMessage, Apple has added effects for a lot of different emojis, and each effect has certain trigger words that you need to send to the other person. So, when you send these words in a message, the other person will automatically see the effects without making any effort from either of the people.
In order to automatically send blasting confetti on message, you need to type “Congratulations”, “Congrats,” or “Felicitations”. You can also include punctuation marks or an emoji if you want to add. Make sure that the message doesn’t contain anything other than the trigger word mentioned above.
Once confirmed, you can send it like a normal message, and it will take pops of confetti in tow automatically.
The effects on iMessage also work for other languages besides English. You can type “Selamat” in Indonesian or “Felicidades” in Spanish. These trigger words will also send blasting confetti to the other person. You can also try translations of congratulations in other languages and try if it works with them or not.
How To manually Add Confetti to any Message
The automatic trigger using the trigger words on iMessage is pretty easy and cool to use, but it is a bit limited. So, when you need to send confetti to other messages, it is time to do it manually. In order to add confetti manually to any message you want, regardless of its content, you can follow through with the tutorial below.
- First, you need to finish typing your message, then tap and hold the send button ( The blue arrow) until you see the send with effects screen appear.
- Next, you can tap on the Screen tab to switch to screen effects instead of the bubble effects, as shown in the image below.
- Now, swipe left until you reach the Confetti effect which is usually on the 4th in number. It means you need to swipe three times to reach the confetti effect. Tap on the Send button to send the message with a downpour of confetti to the other user.
- The moment another user opens the message on iMessage, their screen will be full of confetti blasting out from here and there.
Besides confetti, you can also send messages with other screen effects like echo, balloons, fireworks, lasers, spotlight, heart, shooting stars and a few other celebration effects. Each effect has its own automatic trigger words that you can find out from time to time.
Using these full screen effects can express your emotions in a better way. It also keeps the conversations interesting and doesn’t make them too boring.