Apple unveils iOS 8 features

By WEEK Producer

Apple unveils iOS 8 features

June 2, 2014 Updated Jun 2, 2014 at 4:23 PM CDT

Apple announced Monday what iPhone and iPad users can expect from its new operating system.

iOS 8 for Apple products will include updated messaging technologies and interactive notifications to improve multitasking.

"Messages is the most frequently used app on iOS," said Craig Federighi, senior vice president of software engineering at Apple, at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco.

The new software includes the ability to name threads in group chats, share your location with someone you are messaging, a swipe gesture that lets users add video or audio during conversations, a “Do not disturb” sign for group threads, and a predictive suggestion feature called QuickType.

Other additions include the use of widgets by third-party apps and the ability to "Like" Facebook posts from the main notification screen.

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