How to Send Photos on An Android Phone By Text

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Sharing the best moments that you have enjoyed with your friends or family to show them to others is natural. In daily routine life, many times, we click photos and put them in our Facebook newsfeeds. We also share them on Instagram by adding attention-grabbing captions below them.

These are very easy methods, but sometimes the person to whom we are sending our clicked photos demands us to send them via messages or Gmail.

These methods are unknown to many people because they haven’t used these mediums before for sending media files. No worries, this article is the solution to this minor problem. Read this article carefully, and I promise you that after a detailed reading of this article, you will be able to send your photos through these mediums on your own.

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Sending Photos on Android

There are many methods of sending photos on Android; below, I will discuss three of them in detail.

Sending Images on Android By Photos App

The first and easiest method is to send media through the Photos app. Follow the given steps to ensure your photos reach the recipient:

  • Open the Photos app.
  • Long press on the desired photos to make a selection.
  • After making your selection, tap on the share icon located in the top right corner.
  • Choose a medium, such as WhatsApp or Gmail.
  • Select the recipient.
  • Press the send button, and voila! Your photos will be delivered to the recipient.

Sending Photos by Text Message

In the series of sending images, the medium that comes in the second position is a text message. This method of sending photos is not widely known. Follow the steps below, and you will also be able to send photos via text message:

  • Open the messaging app.
  • Click on the + icon located at the bottom right corner.
  • Enter the recipient’s name in the search bar.
  • A new conversation or thread will open.
  •  Now, click on the + icon present at the bottom left corner to attach media.
  • Several options will appear; select the photos icon.
  • Browse through the images from a medium like the camera or Photos app.
  • After selecting, change the message type from SMS to MMS.
  • Tap the send button, and the desired person will receive your sent photos within seconds.

Sending Photos via Gmail

In the series of sending photos through text, the next method is Gmail. Initially, people send photos as attachments, which is a lengthy process and consumes a significant amount of time. By following the given steps, you will be able to send images within seconds:

  • Open the Gmail app.
  • Click on the pencil icon to start a new conversation.
  •  Select the paperclip option.
  • Choose the “Attach files” icon.
  • For a customized and detailed selection, press the three lines icon located in the top left corner and tap on “Photos.”
  •  Select the photos and press “Next.” These photos will be visible in the text environment of Gmail.
  • Press the send button, and within a few seconds, the message will appear in your sent box.
  • That’s it! Your receiver will have received all the sent images.


Above, we have discussed easily accessible methods to send your photos to your loved ones and increase happiness tenfold. The three most popular methods we have discussed are sending images through the Photos app, via simple text, or by mailing them to the receiver. Try these methods and strengthen your bond with people even more.

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