Your iPhone has SECRET iMessage codes that unlock hidden features

ENTERING special codes into iMessage can unlock special effects for your contacts.

Any iPhone with iMessage can do this – and there's no need to install any special apps.


iMessage had loads of advantages, but one little-known perk is the selection of secret effect codes.

There are special words or phrases that you can type into your iPhone and send to a friend to unlock secrets.

So what codes can you use? TikTok creator Sabbadz shared some clever ones in a video.

Sending the message "Congrats" causes confetti to rain down.

And the same works if you write "congratulations" in a different language too.

Typing "Happy Birthday" will trigger balloons to float across the screen.

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Sending "Pew Pew" will create an array of lasers that illuminate the display.

And then there's "Happy Chinese New Year", which unleashes virtual fireworks on iMessage.

Other iMessage screen effects

After you've typed out a message, you can tap and hold the blue send button to attach any of the following.

  • Eco – Fills the screen with message bubbles
  • Spotlight – Puts a spotlight on your message
  • Balloons – Balloons rise up from the bottom of your screen
  • Confetti – Confetti rains down
  • Love – Large heart bulges from your message
  • Lasers – Laser light show
  • Fireworks – Fireworks explode on your screen
  • Shooting star –  A shooting star fires across the screen
  • Celebration – A red firework show appears

Remember: None of these effects will show unless the recipient also has an iPhone.

And these effects are limited to iMessage only – so they won't work on WhatsApp, Signal or Facebook Messenger.

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