If you don't have a friend with an iPhone to test effects out on, you can try it by messaging yourself. Canada. You can add more than one effect to a photo or video. ... you can liven up your conversations even more. To use these iMessage effects, you'll need to create a message with another iPhone user. ... Use message effects with iMessage on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Tap the Effects button , then select Animoji* , Filters , Text , Shapes , Memoji Stickers , Emoji Stickers , or an iMessage app. And if none of this is ringing a bell, just keep reading to find out what Message effects are and how to send them. Effects will still show animations on your end while texting your green-bubbled Android friends, but they won't be able to see it themselves. Use message effects with iMessage on your iPhone, iPad, ... bubble effects, full-screen animations, camera effects, and more. Quickly create and share a photo or video with Animoji, Memoji, filters, text, fun stickers, and more. You need iMessage to send message effects. Given how cluttered the Messages app is, it's no surprise if you still haven't figured how to send "invisible" messages or flood your friends' iPhone screens with a bunch of balloons.