Sending photos via text is so 2010. That's what Snapchat is for. But now, Apple is ready to get in on the instant photo game -- and no ellipses loading involved.
"Live photos" are just what they sound like: photos in live action that last 1.5 seconds. And according to 9to5 Mac, the ability to view live photos via iMessage on your Macbook is coming on OS X 10.11.4 beta. Before this update, you could only share and view live photos on iOS 9 compatible devices or with the help of Apple's photo app. But with the new software update, this won't be a problem.
It'll work like this: You'll take a photo on your iOS 9-compatible iPhone and then send it to your friend in an iMessage. Your friend will go, "Oh, look, a live photo!" if your friend is an overly enthusiastic person, and will be able to open it on a Macbook, and view the live photo in all its live glory.
When a live photo is received, it'll look like a normal photo, but with a special icon in the top left-hand corner. When you open the photo in preview, you'll see a button which you can click to view it in live action. However, if you try dragging and dropping the live photo on your desktop, it'll turn back to a normal image.