Apple officially unleashed the iMessage App Store earlier this evening ahead of iOS 10’s rollout to the public tomorrow. A variety of long-time popular iOS apps have new iMessage apps and extensions. We covered the new iMessage app from lyric annotation service Genius already, but now that the iMessage App Store is live, a variety of new of apps and extensions from popular developers. Head below for a roundup of what’s currently out there…




In most cases, iMessage apps and exertions come as updates to the developer’s existing iOS app. In a few instances, however, there are apps that are independent of the full iOS app, such as with The Weather Channel.

You can access the iMessage App Store by going into Messages, heading into an iMessage thread and tapping the App Store icon next to the compose button. Then, tap the four dots in the lower left corner and choose the “Store” option.

In the Messages App Store, you can choose the “Manage” tab to take control of what apps are presented in iMessage threads. If you choose the “Automatically Add Apps” option, all apps that you already have on your device that have accompanying iMessage apps will be added to your app drawer. This is similar to how app syncing is handled between iPhone and Apple Watch.

What are your favorite iMessage apps? Let us know in the comments and stay tuned for a look at the best sticker packs..

Update: That’s all for now. Check the App Store for more iMessage app collections.

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