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How to: Quickly Share Photos on Android [Beginners’ Guide]

Why else would we be taking tons of pictures if not to share them with the people we love? Today’s smartphones are coming equipped with powerful cameras that can capture some stunning images with the quick press of a button. The one above is certainly not “stunning” but it’s cute nonetheless.

In this post, we’ll be going over how to share pictures you’ve taken to social networks, through email, and other means. 

Taking a photo and sharing it through MMS:

“Just send me a picture of it!” We’ve heard that before. Sometimes, instead of fully explaining something, people just do better with a picture. So, let’s go over taking a picture and sending it through your text messaging application.

1.  Using the Camera app, snap your picture.
2.  Tap on the thumbnail that is created of the picture you just took.
3.  In the top right, hit the “Share” icon. *Looks like 3 dots connected with lines*
4.  This will drop down the different ways you can share the photo.

You’ll see options for emailing it, sending it through MMS, and any other apps like Instagram and Facebook if you have those installed.

5.  Hit “Messaging.”
6.  Select which contact you want to send the picture to, and hit “Send.”

Ready to take over Instagram now? Let’s do this!

Sharing photos to Instagram and other Social Networks:

Now let’s talk about sharing the “lolz” with your friends on Social Networks. Apps like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and a ton more allow you to instantly upload photos from your Android device. Here’s how to do it.

1.  Find a photo you want to share in the Gallery app.

This is where all of your pictures are kept.

2.  Click on the image.
3.  Hit the “Share” button.
4.  Select which application you want to share the photo with.

I have chosen Instagram in my example.

5.  Write whatever description you want to add and hit “Upload.”

It’s that easy! Now everyone on your Friends List can see your awesome photos.

*The rest of the Android Beginners’ Guide is a one-stop shop for all of those new to Android.

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  • NorCalGuy

    very impressive pic of the boxer i know that taking pic of them is extremely hard because of the black eyes i always get “red eye” when i take flash pics of my two boxers

  • Alright, but how are they sharing pictures on the s3 commercials? You know between s3’s…

  • JamesPelaccio

    Not fast enough!

  • my question… how often is your boxer that calm?? lol I have one as well and I don’t think he calms down enough to even get a picture 😛

    • That was after a run, so luckily he was very chilled out 🙂

  • TheCheapGamer

    He’s all grown up now!

  • is there a way to take a picture and instantly upload it to your computer?

    • Countryboy

      use Drop Box from the market

      • thanks!

        • michael arazan

          also works for Google drive, once you open chrome browser and log in, drive is at top of page and just click it , and your there, just like gmail.

  • Michael_NM

    Thor looks like he just heard about the new iPhon’t.

  • Buckoman

    – “Hey Andy, how was work?”
    – “I had such a great day, what about you?”
    – “I buried my bone in the yard and I can’t find it”

    – My first thoughts on this picture.

  • Nick S.

    Fake lives in the suburbs lol


  • Ben Modica

    Now I have Fake’s number. Nice.