Apple has not specified when or even if the technology will be integrated into a software update, but some suggest the newest iOS has the capability to carry the feature whenever it's available.
Apple's newest iOS 7 makeover already uses some transparency features with the new control center and keyboard elements.
And a writer for AppleInsider says a "transparent texting window could even be considered a good fit with the new 'flat,' layered iOS 7 design aesthetic."
But for those who want to get their hands on the technology now, there are some third-party options.
Android users can download Walk N Text, which makes the background of any app transparent with a transparent keyboard overlay.
And for iPhone users, Type n Walk offers the transparency feature with a downside — the app will not directly send the message. Users would have to copy the text from the app and paste it into an existing non-transparent texting app to send it.
It's currently unknown when Apple will offer the feature, but we think you're better off putting the phone away while walking. (Via BuzzFeed)