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Getting Started

Using iMessage Apps

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Before you can download an app on your device, you need to make sure that you are signed in to iTunes & the App Store with your Apple ID.

App Drawer

Where to find iMessage Apps

The app drawer gives you quick access to apps that you can use in your messages. To see your app drawer:

    1. Open Messages.
    2. Tap the Compose button Compose a message to start a new message. Or go to an existing conversation.
    3. Swipe left or right over the app drawer (circled in red in the image) to find the app that you want to use.
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Downloading iMessage Apps

You can find and download apps to use with iMessage in the App Store for iMessage. Here’s how:

  1. To go to the App Store for iMessage, tap the Store icon app store icon.
  2. Scroll through the available apps or select the search button to narrow down your results.
  3. Once you find the app you like, tap the  get icon icon or the price icon next to the app, then tap Install. You might need to enter your Apple ID password to complete the purchase.
  4. Tap the gray line  to return to your message.

After the app downloads, you can find it in your app drawer.

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Managing iMessage Apps

You can add apps to your Favorites so you have quick access to them in the app drawer. You can also reorder apps in the app drawer, remove the ones you don’t want, and more. Here’s how:

  1. From the app drawer, swipe left and tap the More button more icon.
  2. Tap Edit in the upper-right corner to do the following:
    • To add an app to your Favorites, tap the Add button Add button.
    • To remove an app from Favorites, tap the Remove button Remove button, then tap Remove from Favorites.
    • To reorder apps in the app drawer, touch and hold the gray lines three lines icon, then move the apps in the order that you want.
    • To hide an app, turn it off.
  3. Tap Done.
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Deleting iMessage Apps

  1. Open Messages.
  2. Tap the Compose button Compose a message to start a new message. Or go to an existing conversation.
  3. Swipe left over the app drawer and tap the More button more icon.
  4. Swipe left over the app, then tap Delete.
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