How to use iOS 12 New Camera Effects for Messaging

Apple has added a new feature of camera effects in messaging for iOS 12 and it is similar to the live camera features of Snapchat and Instagram. It works with Animoji and Memoji plus we can customize the emojis from head to toe. You just need to take a picture and then edit it with different stickers, filters, and texts. Today we are briefing that how to use iOS 12 New Camera Effects for Messaging.

How you can access iOS 12 New Camera Effects for Messaging

The new camera effects are available in the messages application and Apple has made it very easy to locate it. Follow these steps to access it.

iOS 12 New Camera Effects for Messaging

  1. Open the Messages app.
  2. Start a conversation with anyone from your contact list or you can enter any new no.
  3. Tap on the Camera icon from your main menu.
  4. Make sure you are in either standard Photo or Video mode.
  5. To get to the available Effects, tap on the small star-shaped icon to the left of the shutter button.

In iOS 11, the camera in the message application was placed at the same place as previous updates. Now in iOS 12, messages app is giving us a full access to your gallery with a big window and some editing tools. If you want to view the already taken images in the messages app, you have to open up the app drawer by clicking on the App store “A” icon and then hit the Photos icon.

Available Features for iOS 12 New Camera Effects for Messaging

iOS 12 New Camera Effects for Messaging

iOS 12 is featuring multiple tools for editing your images, all of them are displayed in a bar above the camera shutter. It has an icon also, following is the option you will see in the messaging app.

  1. Animoji/Memoji (TrueDepth devices and the front-facing camera only)
  2. Filters
  3. Text
  4. Shapes
  5. Sticker packs

All of the main options are packed with more stickers and features. It all depends on which one you have installed on your device. These all options are accessible with the front camera as well as with the back camera. Only Animoji and Memoji work with front-camera options, totally similar to Snapchat. We can not use iOS 12 New Camera Effects for Messaging in slow-mo videos, square mode, panorama, and portrait mode.

Animoji and Memoji – iOS 12 New Camera Effects for Messaging

First, you need to create Animoji or Memoji, then it will display on your face when you will use the front camera with the true-depth camera system. It has many different filters plus Snacpchat also use a true-depth camera feature. So, you will feel that you are using Snapchat. It has dozens of filters which we can use to give some effects to your pictures, you can access the effects feature by clicking the three dotted button.

We can even add the text same like Snapchat but it has better variety. Pick your favorite design and then click “Done”, furthermore we can resize the font size. You can choose smiley faces also that expresses your feelings and they are also adjustable. Different shapes are also accessible in iOS 12 New Camera Effects for Messaging. It has sketched style that includes different shapes like arrows, fireworks, circles, checkmarks, and squiggles. You cannot draw your own shapes, only you can select from the given one. All the shapes are totally editable and we can adjust according to our own choice.

iOS 12 New Camera Effects for Messaging

It has some animated stickers also and the sticker packs depend on your downloads and apps. Everyone gets different options in it, we can edit the sticker anywhere on the image and reposition it using iMessages. You can use animated stickers option in video mode only not in any photo mode. We can download these sticker options by following these steps:

  1. Open the Messages app.
  2. Tap on the gray App Store Icon to make sure the app drawer is open.
  3. With the app drawer open, tap on the blue App Store logo to open up the App Store.
  4. From here, you can browse through popular stickers, search for sticker packs, or find games and apps that come with stickers you can use with the camera.

Some Pack of stickers costs around  $0.99 to $1.99, the rest of them are totally free. All new features of iOS 12 New Camera Effects for Messaging depends on our choice, they are totally editable and we can add or remove it wherever we want.

Also Read: iOS 12 is available now

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Shaheer Riaz

A motivated and accomplished Tech Blogger & Graphic Designer, love to write tech blogs and create new designs plus all-time foodie. Studies Bachelors in Computer Sciences.

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