How to Change Your iMessage Bubble Color in iOS

Soap Bubble displaying different colors.

Apple’s iMessage is the envy of many other mobile device users. This is because it lets you easily add camera photos, Animojis, emojis, voice notes, and more to your messages. What’s more, iMessage offers cross-device support and cloud syncing. However, given how much time you spend inside the app, you may want to customize it, like changing the bubble colors.

Here we show you how you can change your iMessage bubble colors in iOS 14.

Why You’d Want to Change Your iMessage Bubble Color

The traditional colors on Apple’s iMessages app show a green bubble for a sent SMS message, and a blue bubble to show a message relayed over iMessage.

Showing the bubble color in iMessage.

However, you may want to change the colors for any number of reasons, for example:

  • Accessibility reasons
  • A specific need for a different color
  • A new color scheme fits with your own personal taste

Regardless of your reason, there is a way to make the change.

How to Change Your iMessage Bubble Color in iOS 14

Unfortunately, Apple hasn’t provided a native way to change the iMessage bubble color. However, there are workarounds that don’t feel fully integrated but do give you the functionality you need.

1. Choose a Suitable App

To change the color of the iMessage bubble in iOS 14, you’ll need to download a third-party app. While there are a few options available, the reviews for most are mixed. However, there is one app that has good reviews and is free to download – FancyBubble.

Bubbles Ios Fancybubble

This lets you choose from a number of different bubble styles and also lets you customize the color and font you use. The most straightforward way to download it is to open iMessage, and tap the App Store icon from the keyboard bar.

Bubbles Ios Keyboard Bar

Next, search for FancyBubble. When it shows up, you can click the Get button. You may need to enter your Apple ID and password or verify through FaceID if prompted. From there, the app should download and install on your device.

2. Open the FancyBubble App within iMessage

Once the app has successfully installed, go back to iMessage and compose a new message. When the fresh draft pops up, scroll along the keyboard bar for the FancyBubble icon.

Bubbles Ios Fancybubble Icon

Once you click through, it will show you a list of different bubble styles. You’re able to click on any of them, at which point it will open in a larger edit window.

The FancyBubble edit window.

Next, you’ll want to customize the message and send it to its recipient.

3. Type Your Message and Customize Its Color

From the edit screen, you can change a number of elements of your new bubble. First, you’ll want to choose a font for your message.

Choosing a font in FancyBubble.

Next, you can opt for a custom font size.

Choosing a font size in FancyBubble.

And finally, you can alter the text color.

Choosing a color in FancyBubble to change iMessage bubble color.

Once you’re ready, click the blue Send button, and your bubble will display as a sticker, ready to send to your recipient.

Sending your message with new iMessage  bubble color.

While it isn’t a native way to change the iMessage bubble color in iOS 14, it could serve you well if you wish to add a bit of variety to your messages.

In Summary

You’d expect Apple to offer a native way to change the iMessage bubble color, although as of iOS 14 that hasn’t happened. Still, with an app such as FancyBubble, you’ll still be able to customize your messages to your liking.

If you’re on a customization kick, you may also want to create custom ringtones for your Apple device. Are you going to use different iMessage bubble colors? Let us know in the comments section below!

Tom Rankin
Tom Rankin

Tom Rankin is a quality content writer for WordPress, tech, and small businesses. When he's not putting fingers to keyboard, he can be found taking photographs, writing music, playing computer games, and talking in the third-person.

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