8 new features in iOS 8 Messages

1. Share location

Interesting new functionality in Apple's Messages app in iOS 8 has brought a slew of new features beyond just sending texts.

There are two location sharing options. You can either share your location right then and there, or give your contacts access to your location for a set amount of time like one hour, end of day, or indefinitely.

By Erin Carson

Erin Carson is a Staff Reporter for CNET and a former Multimedia Editor for TechRepublic.