Verizon Wireless updated its Verizon Messages application to version 4.0 on Thursday, and the update adds some compelling new features. Your messages stay constantly in sync through the application or through your My Verizon account on your PC. Make no mistake, these aren't your standard SMS messages, but it's still a compelling option to stay in touch if you can't get to your phone.

Messages will exist for up to 90 days in the cloud until they're deleted by a user, but they can also be saved to an SD card. Check out the video above for more information.