For reasons past comprehension, the new iOS 10 Messages app allows applying "effects" to messages. I understand that I can disable the ability to generate these abominations by choosing

Settings > General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion

Will this also (please!) disable their receipt?

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Disabling that feature will result in a text-only message accompanying the message where the effect was sent stating, e.g.

(sent with Slam Effect)

This replaces the effect being generated.

  • So if someone sends me a message with a "Slam Effect" — God, I remember when I thought we were going to use all this tech to go to Mars and solve poverty! — and I've turned on "Reduce Motion", I'll just see that parenthetical taunt, and no actual "effect", right?
    – orome
    Sep 14, 2016 at 18:34
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    Correct. ------
    – tubedogg
    Sep 14, 2016 at 18:43
  • This no longer works in 10.1.
    – orome
    Oct 25, 2016 at 12:56
  • True, but the new setting is literally directly below that.
    – tubedogg
    Oct 25, 2016 at 16:43
  • The new setting doesn't do what the old one did. The old on prevented generating effects too.
    – orome
    Oct 25, 2016 at 16:48

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