Google Photos Tip — Download Shared Photo to Mobile Device
The beauty of Google Photos is you have access to your images from anywhere, on any device. So does anyone you share photos with.
However, if you share a LINK to a photo and someone wants to download it to their mobile device, it is not intuitive how this is done (I’m using iOS / iPhone / iPad as my example).
I have explained this process with increasing frequency (more Google Photos users…?), so I’m explaining it one last time — in this post!
So I want to share a specific photo…(from the iPhone).
- Locate the photo in the Google Photos app
- Tap it to enter full-screen view. Tap the “Share” icon.
- In this case, I share a link to the photo, so tap “Create link” option.
- You are notified that the link is copied and you are ready to share.
- Next, I share the picture link in a message.
- The recipient receives the message (on an iPad).
- Tap the link in the message and the photo opens in the web browser, in Google Photos.
- Now, access the “floating menu” and tap the “3-dots” menu option.
- Tap “Download”
- The image then opens DIRECTLY in the browser, but it is NOT DOWNLOADED to your local device storage yet!
- Press and Hold the image until the indicated pop-up menu appears. Then tap “Save Image”. It is now on your local device in the Camera Roll.
It appears tedious to do this, but the process is very quick once you understand the steps! Now, go enjoy photo sharing…
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