The Fastest Way to Share a Screenshot from Your iPhone

You know how to take a screenshot with an iPhone, but did you know one of the fastest ways you can share it? Here's how to share a screenshot from your iPhone in just a few taps. Below, I show how to open the share menu directly from the screenshot, so if you don't want or need to edit the screenshot, you can send it to someone as is.

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Related: How to Move a Screenshot off the Screen of Your iPhone X & Later

To do this:

  • Take a screenshot.
  • Tap and hold the screenshot thumbnail when it appears in the lower left.
  • If you only tap and don't hold, the Markup menu will open for you to edit the screenshot.
tap hold thumbnail screenshot
  • When you tap and hold the screenshot thumbnail, the Share menu pops up.
  • Select how and who you want to share the screenshot with.
  • You can text, email, AirDrop, or if you have a social media account like Instagram enabled, you can share it directly.
share menu

Now you can share a screenshot in no time!

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Hallei Halter

Hallei is a 2018 graduate of Maharishi University of Management with a BFA in Creative & Professional Writing. She's currently working on a novel about people using witchcraft to clean their houses.