How to Save Photos Taken Within Messages to the Photos App

If you take a photo within Messages, it isn’t automatically saved to your iPhone. If you take a photo you really like, you’ll want to manually save it with this tip. It’s nice that iPhone doesn’t automatically save those photos so that you aren’t accidentally taking up too much space or saving private photos meant only for the conversation. But if you send a photo you like, here’s how to save it to the Photos app.

Related: How to Save Photos from Text Messages on iPhone

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How to Save Photos Taken Within Messages to the Photos App

  • To take a photo, tap the arrow next to the text box. Tap the camera icon.

  • Point and snap your photo.

  • Tap the send arrow.

  • Tap and hold your sent photo. Tap Save to save it to the Photos app.

  • If your iPhone has 3D Touch, you can 3D Touch the photo and swipe up. Then tap Save.

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Conner Carey is a writer & joyous creator; she works with online businesses to develop their brand and as a creative consultant to help artists of all kinds get unblocked. You can reach her at connercarey.com (coming soon) or @connerleecarey on Instagram. She’s currently garage-selling all of her stuff to hit the road in an RV full-time with her mom, Jan and dog, Jodi. Follow their adventures on instagram @georgiatheRV.