By Abbey Dufoe on Thu, 04/16/2015
The iOS 8 update from last fall gave users the ability to send short video and audio messages right from a text message. This could be useful for telling your friend where you are or what you’re doing without opening your camera or recording audio in the Voice Memos iOS app.
You can even set these messages to go away after two minutes (the default) or to stick around on your iPhone forever. (Notes that this will not determine how long they stay on the recipient or other sender's phone.)