We live in a world where the internet is easily accessible from pretty much any device. But even if you use your Samsung Galaxy Note 8 or Note 9 to communicate with your friends over the web, a time will come when someone will send you a cool stuff – as in a photo or a picture – right through the Messages app. And you won’t know what to do about it, or how to save it so you can have it in your gallery and later share it with someone else…
After you read this guide, you’ll change your opinion about your stock Messages app. It might not compare to Kik, WhatsApp, or other insanely popular texting apps, but it can still do a pretty good job. MMS or text message, there’s no incoming data that you won’t be able to save, if it’s an image. Below, you’ll find the instructions on:
How to save individual photos from Note 9 and Note 8 text messages:
- Launch that particular text message;
- Select the picture that you were planning on saving;
- Tap on it so it will extend on the entire screen;
- Look at the upper right corner, for a small disk icon;
- Tap anywhere on the photo, in case you can’t see that icon, to make the menu visible;
- As soon as the menu shows up, tap the Save option;
- The picture will automatically go to your Downloads folder, under the Photo Gallery app.
How to save bulk photos from Note 9 and Note 8 text messages:
- If you don’t want to repeat all of the above steps for every single picture, suffices to select one of the photos from that message and long press on it;
- When your list of options extends, tap on Save attachment;
- Select the attachments you want to save – meaning all the other photos from the message;
- Hit the Save button when you’re done;
- Give a name to the folder that will be automatically created;
- And after that, you can head to the Gallery and search for that folder with your newly saved photos.
Once a photo was transferred from a text message straight to the Gallery, you can share it through any other app or service running on Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Note 9. You can even send it directly to a wireless printer, with the simple instructions from this Galaxy Note 8 wireless printing guide.
The options are almost endless from this point. The most difficult part was to gain access to those pictures from a local app, without having to constantly access the Messages app just to take a look at it. Any of the methods above presented will work and you can choose the one you enjoy most, depending on how many pictures you actually need to save on Samsung Note 9 and Note 8.