The first tip tells you how to take a photo while in the Messages app and including it within your message. The second allows you to check the time your message was read and how to prevent the receiver from doing the same.
Take a Photo While in Messages
Enter the text of your message as you normally would, but don’t tap the arrow to send.
On the left of the message field are three small icons. one is a camera icon. Tap on it and a small window opens that lets you take a photo. Frame the shot in the viewfinder. Tap the white button at the bottom of the window when you are ready (see white arrow in image below) and it will become part of your message. Note that the image appears above your text. When you are ready to send, tap the green arrow and you are done.
Check the Time Messages Were Read
To see what time a message was sent or received, drag the speech bubble to the left. The speech bubble is the box in which each set of words is set.
n turn this feature on and off on a per conversation basis. Tap the “i” icon at the top of any conversation in Messages and you will see a new Send Read Receipts switch you can toggle off or on.
Check the time a message was received/read
Click on the “i” icon and toggle Send Read Receipts off/on