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by Jason Snell & Dan Moren

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By Jason Snell for Macworld

Embrace the stickers, but the iMessage App Store contains so much more

iOS 10 is here, and with it, stickergeddon.

If you have friends, soon they will be sending you iMessage stickers. And fake heartbeats. And finger-written messages that look like they came from a pen. And there will be messages lent via balloon and via laser. You will be helpless under the barrage of confetti, Mario Run stickers, and tap-back icon replies.

If you’re a curmudgeon, you will hate it. As my friend Greg put it the other day, “I live in silent, terrible dread of iOS 10 Messages. Unicode is bad enough-we made a mistake moving beyond 7-bit ASCII.”

I replied to Greg’s message with a sticker with a picture of Skeletor on it.

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