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Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8+ Plus: Save Photos From Text Message

Messages with photos attached are usually a fun or dear thing to us. More often than not, when you get such a picture, you want to save it somewhere on your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8+ Plus. That way, next time when you will feel the need to take a look at that picture, you will be able to do it from the phone’s Gallery app, not by launching the Messages app and having to navigate through tens of different messages and threads, until you find the one with the attached picture.

Moreover, when the image is on your phone, you can always use it as a background image or send it further, to someone else, via Instagram, Facebook, email, or other apps.

This is a short tutorial on how to save these photos on your smartphone, provided you’re using the phone’s default Messages app! So, for any other photos, sent with Kik, WhatsApp, or who knows what third-party messaging app you’re using, you will have to find your own solution. If you’re happy with Samsung’s built-in app, however, the following instructions will be everything you need to save the photo content of a Multimedia Message or MMS, as these text messages with photos are called.


To save an individual photo from a text message on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus

  1. Open up the message containing that image;
  2. Tap on the picture, to display it through the full-screen mode;
  3. Look at the display’s upper right corner, for a tiny disk icon – you might have to tap shortly on the picture once again, to bring up that menu, if you can’t see the icon;
  4. After tapping on the small disk, you will see a context menu showing up – select the Save option and the photo will be automatically saved within the Downloads folder, under the Photo Gallery.


To save more than one photo from a text message at the same time…

  1. Just the same, open up the message containing the photos;
  2. Tap and hold on one of the images you wish to save until you bring up a small menu;
  3. Select the option labeled as Save attachment;
  4. You’ll then be allowed to select all the other photos you want to save with this attachment;
  5. Tap on all the images you plan to download;
  6. Hit the Save button when you’ve finished the selection;
  7. Type in a name for the file that this action will create within the Gallery folder, just so you will know what to look for later, when trying to visualize the saved photos.


Any way you wish to proceed, saving photos from text messages on Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8+ Plus is very easy.


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