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If you still use iMessage, you might want to enhance the individual messages with stickers, i.e. small pictures that can be placed directly in the message flow. When installing iMessage sticker packages, however, frustration can quickly arise. As “easy to use” as most applications under iOS are, integrating them via iPhone and iPad via iMessage sticker is not the easiest exercise - at least if you are using the wrong store.
Apple introduced the option of sending app content to others directly via iMessage for the iPhone and iPad with iOS 10. The main focus was certainly not on stickers, GIFs and other pictures, but on work results, music and co. Integrating content in iMessage is done using the so-called app drawer, which is not always that easy to access. If you did it, the selection of the apps last used and the music are automatically displayed.
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If you made the mistake of using the extra content from sticker apps like GIPHY or beep to download via the regular Apple App Store / iTunes, then you have chosen the cumbersome way. Because then you first have to open iMessage and select a conversation there. Then proceed as follows:
Further information and options for the app drawer and its use in iMessage under iOS 10 can be found on the Support page from Apple.com.
If you want to install new stickers in iMessage and have not yet downloaded them from the regular store, things look a lot easier. Because you can go directly to iMessage via the store:
If this path does not lead to the desired success for you either, then you must probably follow the longer one from the overview above ...
Are smileys typed with colons and brackets and the existing emojis sufficient or do you still want more? What do you use more often - smileys, emojis, stickers or GIF images? Feel free to leave a comment on the topic;)
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After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.