Apple Releases 4 New iMessage Apps

With iOS 10 comes a few feature called the iMessage App Store. This is where all of the emoji and sticker apps will live. Early adopters of this version have noticed that it comes stock with a few pre-installed apps. Those include Classic Mac, Apple Music, and Images. However, Apple has today released four new apps that work with iMessage in iOS 10. Most users will not be able to see these in the App Store or download them. They can only be accessed if you are running iOS 10.

Those new apps are called Smileys, Hearts, Hands, and Classic Mac. The Classic Mac one comes pre-installed, but is now available in the App Store. Smileys, Hearts, and Hands are the same animated emojis that we saw with the Apple Watch last year.

When downloaded, these apps will appear under the app section in the Messages app. All you have to do is click the App Store icon and then the app that you want to get your emojis from. It’s really easy to use and it’s nice how we finally have the animated smiling faces on iOS and not just the Apple Watch.

If you’re on iOS 10, you can download the apps here:




Classic Mac

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