With iMessage or MMS, you can send and receive photos and videos, and send locations, contact info, and voice memos. The size limit of attachments is determined by your service provider—iPhone may compress photo and video attachments when necessary.

The quick photo, video, and cancel buttons on the left side of the screen. A time counter appears at the top with a red dot, indicating that a recording is taking place

Quickly take and send a photo or video. Touch and hold the camera button. Then slide to the take photo button or the record video button to take a photo or video. Tap the play button to preview your video.

To save space, Video Messages that you receive are deleted automatically two minutes after you view them, unless you tap Keep. To keep them automatically, go to Settings > Messages > Expire (under Video Messages), then tap Never.

Send photos and videos from your Photos library. Tap the camera button. Recent shots are right there; tap Photo Library for older ones. Select the items you want to send.

View attachments. While viewing a conversation, tap Details. Attachments are shown in reverse chronological order at the bottom of the screen. Tap an attachment to see it in full screen. In full-screen mode, tap the list button to view the attachments as a list.

Send your current location. Tap Details, then tap Send My Current Location to send a map that shows where you are.

Share your location. Tap Details, then tap Share My Location and specify the length of time. The person you’re texting can see your location by tapping Details. To turn Share My Location on or off, or to select the device that determines your location, go to Settings > iCloud > Share My Location (under Advanced).

Send items from another app. In the other app, tap Share or the share button, then tap Message.

Share, save, or print an attachment. Tap the attachment, then tap the share button.

Copy a photo or video. Touch and hold the attachment, then tap Copy.