App drawer has lots of features and if you use messages app on your iPad often then you know how it lets you send things like Aninoji, search for images to send your pals, and add stickers to your conversations. If you are looking to edit this app drawer to make it more efficient the way you like it to work with the Messages app then here is a simple way to do it.
To get started, launch the Messages app on your iPad.
Create a new conversation or load an existing one. When you do, you’ll see an “A” icon next to the text entry box that looks like Apple’s normal App Store icon.
Tap that to reveal the app drawer.
As you select each app in the list, it will display its contents directly above.
What exactly you’ll see will depend on the type of app selected.
You can edit and Remove Messages Apps
While many of these are fun and useful, but there are many apps that you don’t need in your Messages app drawer. To rearrange or remove unwanted apps, swipe the drawer to the far right and select the entry labeled More.
This will show you a list of the apps currently in your Messages app drawer, as well as those that are eligible but may not be currently enabled. Tap Edit to make changes.
Selecting Edit will reveal several options for editing your list of iMessage apps.
The “Favorites” at the top will always appear first when you open the app drawer, so you can touch one of the red minus buttons to remove something from that list. Doing so won’t necessarily get rid of it from the app drawer altogether, however (see number four).
Tap, hold, and drag one of these three-lined icons to adjust the order of your favorites.
Touch the green plus button to add an app to your favorites.
These sliders indicate whether an app shows up in your drawer at all; to disable one entirely, toggle its slider off. To enable an app that isn’t currently in use, touch its associated button to turn it green.
When you’re finished with your cleanup, touch “Done” at the upper-right to exit edit mode. You’ll then see your new list, all nice and neat!
Tap “Done” one more time to get back to the main Messages window and admire your new app drawer. To then exit the drawer completely, just touch the small typing box.
Of course, you can return to the app drawer’s “More” button at any time to re-add anything you remove.