How to Save Pictures from Text Messages

Android smartphones give us the ability to capture pictures wherever we go and share them with our friends (shameless plug to follow our Instagram account). For those somewhat new to Android, maybe you’re coming from an iPhone, maybe it’s your first smartphone altogether, you might need some pointers on how to save a picture from a group message and send it to other people.

Here are some simple steps on how to save pictures you received in a group text and send it on to someone else:



Open the “Messaging” app and navigate to your group text message conversation.

2) Android How to save a picture from a group message

When you receive a picture in a group message you want to keep, hold your finger down on the image you want to save.

3)How to save a picture Android

A “Message options” box will pop up. Select “Save attachment.”



4)Sending a picture in a group text Android


After you’ve saved your pic as an attachment, you can send it to someone else. To do so, tap the text field that says “Type message” in your Messaging app, then the “Attach” icon that looks like a little paper clip in the upper right hand corner of your screen.

5) Attach photo to text message

Ater you tap the paper clip, an “Attach” box will pop up. Select “Pictures”.

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Your “Recent” camera roll will pop up. Scroll until you find your picture, then tap it to add it into your text conversation. 

 7) Send pics to people Android

There you go! Your picture is locked and loaded as an attachment in your text conversation. You can add a message to go along with it if you like, or just hit the “Send” icon that looks like a little paper airplane in the lower right hand corner if you’re ready.

That’s it! That’s all there is to saving and sending pictures from a group text message. Which Republic phone is your favorite for taking pics and sharing them with friends and family? Let us know in the comments section and let us see those pics! 

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4 thoughts on “How to Save Pictures from Text Messages”

  1. So glad I ran across this post! I’ve been trying to figure out how to print & forward a picture that I received in a text message. Worked like a charm!!

  2. This only seems to work if I want to send it to another phone. What if I want the picture to go to an e-mail or such, so I can download it or post it outside of MMS messages?

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