What's New in iOS 8: Messages

What's New in iOS 8: Messages

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Apple has announced numerous improvements to the Messages app in iOS 8. Here's a look at what's new.

Photo/Video Messages:
You can now quickly send video messages by pressing and holding the camera icon to the left of the text input field. Once you've framed your image you can tap the camera icon at the top to take a photo or hold the red record button to the right to begin recording video. You can keep finger down during this entire process to make it quicker. Once you've finished recording your video, you can swipe up to the left to send it or lift up your finger. Releasing the record button reveals a play button that can be used to review your video.

What's New in iOS 8: Messages

Audio Messages:
The new Messages app lets you quickly send audio messages to your friends. Press and hold the microphone icon to the right of the text input field to begin recording. Swipe your finger to the left to cancel the voice message or swipe up to send.

When receiving an audio messages you can raise your iPhone to ear to listen to it or tap the Play button to play it out loud.
What's New in iOS 8: Messages

Location Sharing:
You can now choose to share your location in the middle of a conversation for an hour, until the end of the day, or indefinitely. You can also see people in the message thread on a map if they’ve shared their locations.

To send your location, tap the Details button at the top right of a conversation. You can choose to 'Send My Current Location' or 'Share My Location'.
What's New in iOS 8: Messages

Group Messages:
Apple has made some significant improvements to Group Messaging. You can now name group conversations. You can also add and remove participants whenever you want. In addition, you can even set an individual conversation to 'Do No Disturb'. To access these feature you must tap the Details button at the top right of the screen.
What's New in iOS 8: Messages

Attachments:
You can now view all the attachments that were sent in a conversation. Tap the Details button at the top right and scroll down to the attachments section.
What's New in iOS 8: Messages

Quickly Send Photos and Video:
Tapping the camera icon to the left of text input field brings up a new media picker. Your most recent photos are displayed right in the action sheet. You can select multiple photos for sending or tap to bring up your Photo Library.
What's New in iOS 8: Messages

Word Suggestions:
A new bar sits just under the text input field and above the keyboard to offer word suggestions as you type.
What's New in iOS 8: Messages

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Drumso Lion - June 4, 2014 at 10:09am
Finally! I've been waiting these features to come. My body is ready!
iSheep - June 4, 2014 at 4:59pm
Same here. Bring out the new iPhone. My mind, my body, and my money is ready.
Ras Munky - June 4, 2014 at 5:54am
All i care about is SMS support for iPad and Mac. I want to be able send SMS on my iPad at least if I cannot make a call.
nick - June 4, 2014 at 12:45am
i am not getting any update info in software updation about ios8 , from where i can get the updation .
Imri - June 4, 2014 at 7:44am
You won't get lol only in a few months from now, apple only released iOS 8 beta , it lets developers review it and notify her about bugs in the os so it could fix it until the initial release to the public , which will probably happen with the iphone 6 release in few months from now.
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