Ever wanted to send a photo or video to somebody you’re texting, without having to jump out of the Messages app to go to the camera? iOS 8 introduced a couple super useful shortcuts to remove those extra steps. Check out how to quickly send photos and videos on your iPhone 6.

  1. Open the Messages app, and then open any conversation.
  2. Tap and hold on the Camera icon in the bottom left corner, above the keyboard.
  3. The camera will appear.
  4. Flip the camera using the icon at the top right corner to use the rear camera.
  5. Tapping on the camera icon in the bottom left corner will immediately take a photo and send it.
  6. Tapping and holding the red record button will take a video for as long as you hold the record button. After recording, you can view the video before sending.
  7. Tap the X button to exit the camera, otherwise the camera will exit on sending a photo or video.