How To Send 3X Bigger Emojis in Messages in iOS 10

BY Khamosh Pathak

Published 18 Aug 2016

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The best innovative feature in iOS 10? Hands down, the 300% larger emojis in the Messages app. No really, they look awesome and they’ll make you want to upgrade. You might be asking, why is there a how-to guide on how to send larger emojis? Because while the process is pretty straight forward, there are some caveats.

Sending Bigger Emojis

Sending bigger emojis are as simple as sending normal ones.

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Switch to the emoji keyboard using the “Globe” icon, tap on an emoji to select it, see the preview in the text field (they’ll be bigger), tap the blue “Up” arrow to send them as iMessage. Simple.

But the 3x emojis will only work as long as you select only 1 to 3 emojis. Select 4 and you’ll be back to the normal size.

Also, any emojis sent along with text in the same message will also be in the small size.

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So remember, big emojis = 1 to 3 of them. That’s it.

To make the process of sending bigger emojis even more fun, try using one of the bubble effects.

Add your emoji, then 3D Touch on the blue “up” icon, select from one of the bubble effects (I really like the Loud and Slam effects for emojis) and send them along.

More Emoji Innovation

The world is wrought with people trying to innovate using Emoji. iOS 10 itself has added lots of new and awesome emojis (a reason alone to upgrade). But you can also easily replace words with emojis in the new Messages app in iOS 10.

If you want auto correct like suggestions, but for emoji, check out the Gboard third party keyboard app.

What are your favorite emojis? Share with us in the comments below.

More in Messages

Just like this thing, there are lots of small yet fun new feature in iOS 10, especially in the Messages app. Check out our guides below to see all of them.