It’s possible to get quick shortcuts to popular actions, right from the Home screen.
You can access Quick Actions with a long-press on an app icon. You should feel a slight vibration courtesy of Haptic Touch. When you do, a menu appears with various options to choose from, including actions tailored to the app. Tap any one of the options to launch the app straight into the chosen function.
These include quick access to popular actions like Take Selfie from the Camera app icon or Send My Location from Maps. You can slide your finger to any of these options or just tap it to launch the action.
All of Apple’s native apps support Quick Actions, plus many third-party apps.