How to Send A Video Text Message From Your iPhone

by Dennis Volz

in Technology

We all know that TWD (Texting While Driving) is very dangerous because of the attention required to devote to your little tiny keyboard to try to impart the right thoughts to your recipient. Well, here’s how you can keep your eyes on the road while sending a “text message.”

I don’t really think of it as a video so much as a recorded text message. You’ll use your video, but you won’t need to worry about your hair, make up or smile factor while delivering your message because you won’t be showing yourself in the ‘video’.

When it’s safe, simply open up your iMessage icon from your phone and address the text message just as you usually would.

You’ll notice that there’s a little camera right next to your iMessage entry screen. When you press that, you’ll get another screen.

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.Select the TAKE PHOTO OR VIDEO option.

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Slide your selector in the lower right corner from CAMERA to VIDEO if it’s not already there and press record.

Just point your camera at the seat or some other innocuous part of your car being careful not to…. well, let’s just not video various anatomy parts or your pile of discarded Snickers wrappers on the passenger seat.

Press the RECORD button in the center, speak your message and then press the RECORD button again to stop the recording.

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In the lower right corner you’ll see USE.  Press that and you will go back to your iMessage entry screen with the video in place within your message.

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PRESS SEND!

And that’s all there is to it.

Of course, if you’re NOT driving and you want to include your handsome or beautiful profile in the video, just select the REVERSE CAMERA option and you’ll see yourself in the screen.  Press record and you can make faces, smile, cry, or whatever you want to do and your recipient will get to not only hear you but to see you in all your splendiferous glory!

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Please Be Responsible

Remember to be responsible and safe using your phone whenever you’re in your car. I always make it a point to pull over and stop in a safe place if I’m doing anything more than simply answering a call.

IT’S JUST NOT WORTH PUTTING YOUR SAFETY OR THE SAFETY OF OTHERS AT RISK !!!


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