- Select your photo(s)
- Tap the share button or
- Find your friend’s icon in your contact list and select them (or you can create a group)
- Type a message (optional)
- Tap Send
- You should see a scrolling conversation with your photos and your text as well as any responses from your recipient. It looks just like a text message. If you don’t see this, then your device has not yet received the feature.
The first time you send a photo to a person, that person will receive an email notification as well as a push notification (pop up on your screen) from Google Photos. After the first time, they will only receive the push notification.
Only works with Google Photos users
Use this saved conversation next time
Sharing with a Link
This is still my preferred way of sending photos to someone when I don’t know if they use Google Photos, or what messaging app they use. When you select photo(s), click the Share button and you should see an option to “Create Link” (on iOS, you need to tap on “Share To:” before you see Create Link.) Once you have a link created, you’ll see the message “Link Copied, you can share it in an app.” Now you can go to any app you’d like, email, text, WhatsApp, Facebook, anything, and paste that link. Any recipient will be able to click the link and see the photos. Don’t know how to ‘paste?” Here’s a video.
Chris Guld is President and Teacher-in-Chief at GeeksOnTour.com. She has been in computer training and support since 1983. She is now a Product Expert for the Google Photos Forum, owner of the LearnGooglePhotos.com blog, and author of Mrs. Geek’s Guide to Google Photos.
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