With watchOS 8, Apple Watch got some significant updates, including portrait mode photos support for watch faces, Mindfulness app, and more. But one of the underrated features was the photo-sharing ability. That’s right! You can now share photos via Messages and Mail from your Apple Watch with anyone and everyone. Let’s see you how to do it.
Note: To use this feature, your Apple Watch must be updated to watchOS 8 and have some photos. You can add photos by simply syncing your iPhone photos to the Apple watch.
Send photos using Messages or Mail directly in watchOS 8
- Tap Digital Crown and launch the Photos app.
- Select the photo you want to share.
- Tap the Share icon at the bottom right.
- You can select a recent contact or choose either Messages or Mail.
- Add Contact, write the accompanying message if needed, and scroll down to hit Send.
That’s it! While this may sound basic, it comes in handy many times. Imagine you just remembered that it’s your anniversary; a quick family photo with a lovely message might save the day.
Or your friend’s group has a photo off; you can be a worthy contender even when your iPhone is not nearby. However, currently, you can only access the feature via the Photos app.
Extra info: You can also share songs, albums, and playlists with the updated Music app in watchOS 8 through the Messages and Mail app.
I hope watchOS 8 incorporates an attachment-like feature to add photos directly from the Messages, Mail, or any third-party app in future updates.
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