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How To Save Photos From Text Messages On Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8+ Plus

Texting on a Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus is so complex and versatile that you can send a lot more than plain text. Photographs embedded into text messages is one alternative and today we’re going to talk precisely about it.

Did you just receive a text message with a photo in it and you’d like to save it and store it on your smartphone? The process is simpler than you might think if you’re using the dedicated Messages app built-in.

In this guide, we’re going to show you how to save pictures that you received from text messages or MMS. As mentioned, we will focus on the default app of a Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus, so if you’re thinking of Kik, WhatsApp or anything similar, the process will be different from what we are about to show you.

The point is that the standard texting app that your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus comes with can easily let you store the photos and images you receive in the smartphone’s Gallery. From there, you can do pretty much anything with it – share it on Instagram or Facebook, email it to a friend, set it as background for the display or even for the lock screen and so on.

If we made you curious, let’s have a look at how you can save a photograph or an image from a text message on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus smartphones.


How to save ONE photo from text messages on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus:

  1. Open the text message that contains the desired photograph;
  2. Tap on the picture so it will open in the full-screen mode;
  3. Tap on the photo again to bring up the menu;
  4. Look at the upper-right corner for a small disk icon and tap on it;
  5. From the context menu that will show up, tap on Save;
  6. Go to your smartphone’s Photo Gallery, at the Downloads folder, and look for the photo that you just saved.


How to save MULTIPLE photos from text messages Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus:

If one text message contains several photographs, you can spare yourself from the effort of saving each of them individually. Instead, follow these steps and save in bulk all the photos contained in that message:

  1. Open the text message that contains the desired photographs;
  2. Tap on one picture and hold until you will notice a small menu popping up;
  3. Tap on the option that says Save attachment;
  4. You will notice another menu popping up, where you can select the attachments that you want to save;
  5. Select the images you’re interested in storing;
  6. Tap on the Save option;
  7. Type in the name of the new file before you’re saving it on your Gallery;
  8. Go to your smartphone’s Photo Gallery and look for the name you gave to that file, tap on it, and access the photographs you just saved in there.


As suggested, now that you saved the photographs on Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus, you can share it with any other app from your device.


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