How to Text a Photo on your Smartphone

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Have you ever taken that “perfect” picture?

Whether it be a photo of your little one with a sparkler on the 4th of July, or a quick snap of your sleeping puppy.. The moments we capture on camera are special. They serve as memories that we cherish for the rest of our lives! Taking photos is fun and easy, and sometimes you just happen to capture what you think is that “perfect” picture. Then you wonder, how do I show this to my best friend?

Easy.. You can just text the photo to them! Texting is one of the easiest ways to contact your friends and family and if you have a phone that is able to send photos, you’ll be able to show them with no problem.

How to text a photo an iPhone or Android?

To make things simple we will only cover two types of devices, iPhones and Androids.

For iPhone / iOS Users:

  • Take a Photo: You can open up your camera on your lock screen by pressing the camera icon on the bottom right side of your screen, or unlock your phone and you’ll find it on your home screen. Then take a picture!
  • Go to your Photos: Once you have the photo you like, exit the camera and head to your “Photos” application.
  • Choose your photo: Tap on the photo you want to send and then you should see the share icon on the bottom left, it is a square with an arrow pointing up. Once, you see that give it a tap and it will open an options menu. Choose “Messages” with a green chat icon.
  • Sit in Glory: You just sent possibly the best picture ever, you might as well sit back and enjoy it!

For Android Users:

  • Take a Photo: You can press the camera icon on your lock screen or you can open it through your home screen. Then take your “perfect” picture!
  • Go to “Messages”: Close your camera application and open up your messages, then choose a contact that you want to send your photo to.
  • Tap the “+” Icon: When you tap the “+”, you’ll see both the “Camera” and “Gallery” icons.
  • Choose “Gallery”: Here you will be able to see all of your photos, choose your “perfect” picture!
  • Send it and Sit Back: You’ve done it, you’ve sent the best picture ever! Sit back and enjoy the moment.

It’s as easy as that! Taking pictures and texting them to your friends has never been easier. You can now take photos of those “perfect” moments and share them with whoever you want to.

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