“The Messages app is the most frequently used app on iOS, so it makes sense that Apple would lend it plenty of attention in iOS 10. It’s safe to say that the stock Messages app received, by far, the most significant overhaul of all default apps in iOS 10, as it is now a feature-laden package that leverages photos, videos, and Snapchat-inspired markup elements,” Jeff Benjamin reports for 9to5Mac.

“Messages in iOS 10 even brings about a dedicated iMessage App Store for adding additional functionality such as stickers, animated GIFs and third-party app extensions that run right within the Messages app interface,” Benjamin reports. “Updated emoji features, inline music and video playback, and brand new effects add a new dimension to Apple’s most popular iOS app.”

“If you’ve steered clear of the betas and have yet to use iOS 10 up until now, then you have a lot of new exciting things to learn,” Benjamin reports. “Because iOS 10’s Messages app refresh is so deep and engaging, we’ve created an in-depth written and video walkthrough. Be sure to watch the full video to gain a solid grasp of many of the new features and enhancements found in Messages for iOS 10.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Hello, learning curve! Messages users, watch the video. After 19 minutes, you’ll be on much firmer ground in iOS 10.