YOUR iPhone has a clever feature that you can use to hide your chats in public.
If you’re on a train or at the office and you don’t want snoopers peering over your shoulder, it’s a genius solution.
It doesn’t even require any special apps – it’s a built-in Apple feature called Invisible Ink.
When you send an Invisible Ink message, it appears scribbled out on the screen.
Only by tapping and holding on the message can you make it appear.
This means someone looking over your shoulder would only see blank messages, as recently revealed in a viral TikTok video.
It’s also a way to send funny surprises to friends.
Or you could even use it to talk about TV or movie spoilers in a group chat – without ruining the fun for everyone involved.
The bad news is that the feature only works on iMessage in Apple’s Messages app.
So you won’t be able to use this feature inside WhatsApp.
How to use Invisible Ink on iPhone
First, go into Messages and open an iMessage chat with someone.
Then start typing a message, just like you normally would.
Instead of tapping the Send button, hold down on it with your finger.
This will bring up a hidden menu.
On the right, you’ll see a selector bar with several options.
You want to choose the bottom one: Invisible Ink.
Choose that and then hit Send.
When you tap on the message, it will appear – for a few seconds.
It will eventually fade out again, and will need to be tapped again.
On longer messages, you’ll need to tap different parts of the text to unlock it all.
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