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Google Photo's and texting

(Topic created: 08-18-2023 05:56 AM)
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Barnsworth
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Greetings all!

So I have spent hours (literally) trying to figure this out.  I'm trying to make Google photos my default in my text messages.

Is there anyway to click this button,

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and have Google photo's come up?  Or is there anyway to click the + button beside it and have it added to this menu?

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Also since I have these screenshots up I just recently noticed the camera in the gallery and a tab called folders that I never noticed before.  I don't every remember seeing them before, what have I done?!

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This is in Google message app for what it's worth.

Apologies for anything obvious I'm missing.  Coming from a iPhone for the last 12 years and this is all new to me.

Thank you for any light you can shine on this for me, much appreciated.

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LongHiker
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@Barnsworth AFAIK, this is not possible. 

You would need to open Google Photos, select the photo, click the Share icon, and then select the Messages app. 

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Barnsworth
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Hmm, dang, I was afraid of that. I kind of figured through all my research I'd ran across something. This post was a last ditch effort.

Is there anyway though to remove the camera from the gallery as seen in my third screens shot? For some reason (and I just got this phone like a week ago) I don't remember it always being there. Seemed like it just used to be the samsung gallery???

Regardless I appreciate the response! I. Kind of living and learning here with the android system..
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GaryB82
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Sorry to say you can't set it as default if you click the camera icon then click folders across the top it will have drive-gallery-my files and a few others you can slide it back and forth and google photos is listed there


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Barnsworth
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Thanks Gary for the response!