This article is the continuation of top ios 16 features part-1 check out the previous article here
1 Communication and Collaboration
This years ios 16 improved in lot of ways in collaborating features in each of the apps
In iOS 16, users can finally edit or undo a recently sent message up to 15 minutes after sending it, and also they can recover recently deleted messages for up to 30 days, and pin conversations as unread to come back to them later.
When mentioning a contact name in the iMessages app, mention suggestions now include the contact image in the Quick Tap. Apple has also revamped the voice messaging experience with a separate iMessages app.
Collaboration invitations also make it easier to work on a shared project inside the Messages app and allows everyone in a thread to be automatically added to a spreadsheet,document or project and see any edits updates at the top of a Messages thread. This feature is compatible with all the Apple apps such as, Keynote, Numbers, reminder ,Pages, Notes,, and Safari, as well as third-party apps thanks to a Messages Collaboration API.
iOS 16 also brings SharePlay to Messages app, making it possible to enjoy synced content like watching movies or listening to songs and shared playback controls while chatting in the Messages app. Also, a new Shared with You API allows developers to build a Shared with You section on third-party apps if the developer implemented it.
FaceTime can now magically hand off calls from the iPhone to a Mac or iPad, and vice versa. When calls are handed off to the desired devices, connected Bluetooth headsets also transition to the new device simultaneously.
Live Captions is also introduced in FaceTime, it allows users to automatically interpret dialogue in FaceTime calls with speaker attribution to easily follow along with group conversations.
The SharePlay app can now allow users to see which of their favorite apps are supported by SharePlay and it can be opened from the FaceTime controls. Users can tap the Share button during an active FaceTime call to start collaborating with others on the call in Files, Keynote, Numbers, Pages, Notes, Reminders, Safari, and supported third-party apps.
Freeform is a new app that provides a flexible canvas for outlining new projects, collecting assets, or brainstorming new ideas. Users can now write or draw anywhere on the canvas and select and move text or drawings around as needed. With multimedia support included in it, now users can embed audio, images, audio, PDFs, documents, and web page links, all with all the inline previews.
With real-time collaboration, users can now view others’ contributions as they add content and make edits. Freeform uses the Messages Collaboration API to see updates from collaborators part in Messages conversations and also users can initiate a FaceTime call directly from Freeform app.
Finally users can schedule emails ahead of time and have up to ten seconds to undo the delivery of a mail they sent before it reaches a receiver’s inbox. Mail can detect if a user forgot to include an important part from their message, like an attachment, and there are options to resurface a message at any date and time with Remind Later. Follow Up suggestions can automatically remind the users to do a follow up on an email if they have not received a response, and it can also add context and detail with rich links.
The Mail app can also receive a significant update in iOS 16 ,by using advanced techniques for delivering more accurate, relevant results. Users can now see recent emails, documents,contacts and links the moment they begin to search for emails. Search results are also improved significantly by automatically correcting typing errors and also by using synonyms for search terms.