News Analysis

Apple Gets Serious About Social, Adds Familiar Functions to iMessage

Apple's most popular app will be getting its biggest overhaul to date when the company releases iOS 8 in the fall. iMessage users will soon be able to capture, send and set a self-destructing timer for audio and video messages without leaving the app.
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  • Social Networking Apps
  • Small and Medium Business
Matt Kapko has been writing about technology since before the dawn of the iPhone, and covering media well before it was social. Matt lives with his wife in a nearly century-old craftsman in Long Beach, Calif. He can be reached on Twitter: @mattkapko or by email: