How to Change the iMessage Bubble Color in iOS

Color Imessage Bubbles App Cover

Most iOS users are die-hard fans of Apple’s iMessage system because it allows users to easily add camera photos, animojis, emojis, voice notes, etc. to a message for added customization. iMessage is also available on macOS and iPadOS, allowing for cross-device support. The traditional colors on Apple’s Messages app show a green bubble for a message sent from a non-iMessage user and a blue bubble to show a message sent/received over iMessage. But did you know it’s also possible to change the color of your iMessage bubble? We’ll show you how below.

To change the color of the iMessage bubble in iOS / iPadOS, you’ll need to download a third-party app from the Apple App Store. The app is known as “Color Text Bubbles on iMessage” and allows you to customize the iMessage bubble color, font size and font style messages are sent in. The app features both a free version and a paid version via in-app purchases. The free version allows for basic customization of the bubble color and features ads, whereas the paid version allows for full customization of your iMessage texts.

To start customizing your iMessage, follow the guide below:

1. Open the App Store and search for “Color Text Bubbles on iMessage.” Alternatively, you can directly open the app page on the App Store.

Color Imessage Bubbles Download App

2.Tap on Get, and enter in your Apple ID / password if prompted for verification. The app should download and install on your device.

3. Once the app has successfully installed, open the Messages app on your device. Compose a new iMessage by tapping on the Compose button in the top-right corner.

Color Imessage Bubbles Compose

4. Once opened, click on the Apps icon. Scroll to the right in the menu above the keyboard and select “Color.”

Color Imessage Bubbles App Icon

5. Select “Type Custom Message,” and type your message in the bubble. (Alternatively, you can choose to directly send one of the default template messages.)

Color Imessage Bubbles App Type Message

6. From the color bubble (highlighed below), select from a range of colors to send your message in.

Color Imessage Bubbles App Colors

7. Once typed, tap on Send. An ad will pop up, and you’ll need to wait five seconds before skipping it by tapping on “Later.”

Color Imessage Bubbles Later

8. Once done, you’ll be able to send your iMessage as a colored message.

Color Imessage Bubbles Send Message

Upgrading to the paid version of the app offers many features such as unlimited colors, customizing the font size, font style, etc. The paid version of Color Text Bubbles costs $4.99 and is a worthwhile investment if you’d like to add a bit of flavor to your messages. In contrast, the free version allows you to only change the color (limited range) and add a few stickers (which are included by default.)

It’s that simple to change the color of an iMessage bubble on your iOS / iPadOS device. We hope that Apple offers this feature natively in a future version of iOS so that we don’t need to rely on third-party apps for doing such a relatively easy task.

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Shujaa Imran Shujaa Imran

Shujaa Imran is MakeTechEasier's resident Mac tutorial writer. He's currently training to follow his other passion become a commercial pilot. You can check his content out on Youtube

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