Apple releases the first apps for iOS 10 Messages

Apple has released four apps for use within the iOS 10 Messages app.

The firm has released a series of sticker packs; Smileys, Hearts, Hands and, Classic Mac.

Unfortunately, you’ll need the iOS 10 public beta to take the foursome for a spin.

The animated stickers will be one of the many options available to iOS 10 users when the new Messages app rolls out to the public.

Related: iOS 10: Everything you need to know
Apple is opening Messages up to third-party app makers through the App Store, offering access to some of the most popular apps without having to leave.

Users will be able to send cash, GIFs, creat animations with JibJab, share content from news apps like ESPN, edit photos, play games, order movie tickets and and so much more.

The Messages apps will also be collaborative. For example, a group could all add food to an order before it’s submitted.

Interestingly the recipient will not need to have the app installed to accept the content.

iOS 10 will launch later this year alongside the latest iPhone.

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