“With iOS 10, Apple spent a lot of time adding new features to the Messages app,” Jason Cipriani writes for CNET. “From an iMessage App Store to drawing tools to screen and message effects.”

“With iOS 11, Apple refined the Messages app, adding fewer features and making those that already existed easier to use,” Cipriani writes. “Here’s what’s different.”

• Messages sync across all of your Apple devices
• Person-to-person Apple Pay money transfers
• New app picker makes it much easier to find and use iMessage Apps
• Two new screen effects: Echo and Spotlight
• An easier way to mute conversations (hide alerts)

Read more, and see the screenshots, in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Having Messages sync across all of our devices will be a huge improvement. So will making Messages app easy to find (right now, they’re quite hidden) – for both users and developers!