iOS 11 introduces two new screen effects on the iPhone. Echo and Spotlight join Balloons, Confetti and more as a fun way to enhance your text messages. iPhone owners running iOS 11 or later can send the Echo and Spotlight effects to other iPhone owners also running iOS 11 or later. Here's how:
- Open your Messages app and select the contact or group you want to message.
- Type your text message in the iMessage bar as you normally would.
- Tap and hold down the blue arrow until the "Send with effect" screen appears.
- Tap Screen.
- Swipe left until you find the effect you want to use.
- Tap the blue arrow to send your text message with the selected effect attached.