How to Access Photos in Messages app in iOS 12 on iPhone or iPad

The Messages app is now more refined, especially for those who want to share photos quickly. Now you can quickly access photos in Messages app in iOS 12 on your iPhone or iPad.

iOS 12 has been introduced with a lot of changes. And one of the important is Messages app’s ability to access photos on your iPhone or iPad. Yes, there is a remarkable change in the way you used to access photos in Messages app in your iOS 11. In fact, users had to take a picture there and then from the Messages app and had to share with friends. Thankfully, now you can easily access Photos in Messages app in iOS 12 on iPhone or iPad.

In iOS 11, there was a blessing in disguise though, as you didn’t have to save photos in the Camera Roll to share with others. In the latest update, users are supposed to save photos first in the Photos app and then they can share with their friends and family.

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How to Access Photos in Messages App in iOS 12 on iPhone/iPad

The change has given some relief to users as they can now quickly send photos in the Messages app in iOS 12.

Step #1. Launch Messages app on your iPhone or iPad.

Launch Messages app on iPhone Running iOS 12

Step #2. Tap on the message thread or you can open a new message thread and then tap on the Photos app icon from the bottom row (this icon is seen at the left of your screen)

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Tap on Photos app icon in iMessage in iOS 12

Step #3. Now select the photos you want to send.

Select Photos you want to send in Messages in iOS 12

You can also tap on All Photos to go to the Photos app and choose other photos.

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Tap on All Photos to Access Photos App in iMessages in iOS 12

Step #5. Finally, hit the Send button (the up arrow).

Tap on Send button in iMessage in iOS 12

Your photo will be sent in a jiffy.

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As mentioned above, you have to use your photos saved in Camera Roll while using iOS 12 on your iOS device. Many users find it easy to capture photos and quickly share with their contacts from Messages app without saving the photos in Camera Roll.

In iOS 12, though, Apple doesn’t allow you to use Camera app from Messages app. This leaves you helpless and forces you to rely on your Camera Roll images.

What is your choice?

Would you like to use iOS 11 or iOS 12 to access photos in Messages app? I will access photos in the Messages app in iOS 12 on my iPhone and iPad, as the latter is packed with many cool features for me.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
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