iMessage playing videos

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by crashoverride77, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. crashoverride77 macrumors 65816

    Jan 27, 2014
    I swear you used to be able to also watch a video directly in the iMessage in full screen like you can with photos. With iOS 8 I can only play it in full screen when I save it to the Photos app and play it from there.
    Is this a bug or do I have really bad memory?
  2. zorinlynx macrumors 603


    May 31, 2007
    Florida, USA
    Rather than tapping the "play arrow" in the middle of the video, tap next to the "play arrow". This will open the video full screen, then you can play it.

    Gotta love Apple's latest intuitive UI design, no? :)
  3. crashoverride77 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jan 27, 2014
    Thanks. I actually just figured it out on my iPad where everything is much bigger and I missed the play button. I don't send or receive many videos so I couldn't remember. I'm there tapping like a crazy person and all that happens is that the video plays than stops :D

    I guess they made that so you can preview videos but yeah not that elegant of a UI solution like you said, especially on the iPhone where there is not that much space around the playbutton.

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