In iOS 10, the Messages app gets a raft of new features and visual effects, making it much easier for users to communicate across Apple devices. Emoji characters are among the most important ingredients to spice up your conversations in the Messages app, eliminating the need for third-party apps to be installed on your device.
With iOS 10, you can easily choose words to replace them with relevant emoji icons, allowing you to convert normal and boring text-based messages into colorful and fun messages. In this guide, we will walk you through the steps to convert texts to emoji in iOS 10 Messages app.
Before we begin, make sure that you are now running a modern version of iOS because the emoji text replacement feature only works for iOS 10 or later and you have enabled emoji keyboard on your iPhone.
Steps to replace words with emoji icons in Messages on your iPhone
Step one: First off, you need to launch the Messages app on your iPhone and head to the messaging thread or you can create a conversation
Step two: Next up, all you need to is to enter a message with words that can be converted into emoji like flowers, pizza or cats
Step three: You are now supposed to open the emoji keyboard by tapping on the emoji icon at the bottom of the keyboard
Step four: Once you are done, all the words that can be replaced with emoji icons will appear highlighted as orange. All you have to do now is to tap on a relevant word to convert it into emoji icon
Step five: You now simply tap Send button as usual to send your message.
Note that only words that have a compatible emoji will be converted into a colorful and fun icon. The feature works best with words including food, objects, items and expressions.
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