How to Customize iMessage App Drawer in iOS 11 on iPhone/iPad

Summary

Tired of the same app drawer in iMessage app? Now you have got the option to customize iMessage app drawer in iOS 11 on your iPhone and iPad. Please follow us and make it.

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Aug. 07, 2017

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In iOS 10, features in iMessage app like bubble effects, tapbacks, screen effects won much admiration. This year in iOS 11, one of the biggest changes in iMessage app is the app drawer. You can now customize iMessage app drawer in iOS 11 on your iPhone and iPad.

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How to Customize iMessage App Drawer in iOS 11 on iPhone/iPad

You may want to rearrange or remove some app icons in the menu. No matter how you want to customize iMessage app, here in this post, you can find what you need.

Part 1. How to Rearrange App Icons in iMessage App Drawer in iOS 11

Step 1. Launch iMessage app on your iOS device, open any conversation. Click the three horizontal dots in the bottom.

How to Customize iMessage App Drawer in iOS 11 on iPhone/iPad - Step 1

How to Customize iMessage App Drawer in iOS 11 on iPhone/iPad - Step 1

Step 2. Tap Edit on the upper right corner of the screen.

How to Customize iMessage App Drawer in iOS 11 on iPhone/iPad - Step 2

How to Customize iMessage App Drawer in iOS 11 on iPhone/iPad - Step 2

Step 3. Now touch the three horizontal lines next to the icon you wish to rearrange and drag it to the preferred location, don't forget to tap done.

How to Customize iMessage App Drawer in iOS 11 on iPhone/iPad - Step 3

How to Customize iMessage App Drawer in iOS 11 on iPhone/iPad - Step 3

Part 2. How to Remove App Icons from iMessage App Drawer on iOS 11

Step 1. Open the iMessage app and then open one of the conversation, click three horizontal dots > Edit just like mentioned in Part 1.

Step 2. Now, just switch the tab next to the icon you want to remove, tap Done, the app icon will not appear in your iMessage app drawer anymore.

How to Customize iMessage App Drawer in iOS 11 on iPhone/iPad - Step 2

How to Customize iMessage App Drawer in iOS 11 on iPhone/iPad - Step 2

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