How to send a picture message [Android 101]

Sending a picture message is just as easy as sending a text message. So, if you’ve done that, it doesn’t take much more to be able to send a picture to someone. Here are two  easy ways to send a picture message.

KEEP IN MIND: Not all Android phones are the same. Some will have more steps required to complete each task, others will have less. At AndroidGuys, we will do our best to walk you through each task as well as we can.

1. Send from your messaging application

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Odds are you’ve sent a text message or two if you’ve gotten this far. This is basically the same process as before. Head over to your messaging application and create a new message or click on a conversation. Once there, you should see a little camera next to where you type. Click that, and a box will pop up reading Take Photo, Take Video, or Attach Photo. Choose whichever one you’d like, and it will attach to your message. If you’d like, enter some text along with the photo, and you’re done!

2. Send from the gallery

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Head over to your Gallery application and find the picture you’d like to send. Click on the photo, and you should see a Share button at the top. Click that, then choose your messaging app from the list. Choose who you’d like to send it to, and you’re done!

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  • Lisa

    I have the Samsung Galaxy 3 and am annoyed with what appears to be a change in the options for choosing attachments. I used to have the gallery, Dropbox, etc as options, but now it only allows me to upload images from Google +. I have tried to change the settings in the messaging app and in my sync settings for the camera and Google +, but am wondering if I just need to delete the Google app.

    • Jimmy Westenberg

      Deleting the app isn’t necessary.
      Try heading to Apps > Google+ (or Google Photos) > Clear defaults

      This should allow you to choose between different sources.

  • Thank u amigo

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