Apple Messages is getting a host of new sharing features

A revamped Messages app will be arriving with iOS 15 later this year. Apple previewed new sharing features for its messaging app that will make it easier to view photos, articles and music shared in your chats.

For example, when someone sends multiple photos, the Messages app will arrange the images into a new collage layout that makes it easier to swipe through the photos.

Apple is also making it easier to revisit news articles shared within Messages. A new “shared with you” section in Apple’s News app will save all the articles shared in Messages so you can find and read them when you’re ready, rather than scrolling through a chat to find a link. Likewise, the Apple Music app will be able to track playlists that are shared in message threads in the new “shared with you” section.

The new sharing features come as Apple is eyeing even bigger changes to Messages to make it more social. Elsewhere, Apple showed off major improvements that adds co-watching features. The company is also opening FaceTime beyond iOS for the first time, with shareable links that allow Android and PC users to join calls.


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