With iOS 10, the Messages app has got major improvements and changes over what it looked like in iOS 9, thereby offering new ways for communication across devices. We now have multiple methods to spice up your conversation right within the messaging thread including bigger emoji characters, third-party apps, stickers and visual effects.
Have you ever received or sent pictures right in the Messages app on your iPhone? If you have, believe me that you are not the only one. However, what are you going to do if you want to save a photo from the Messages app to your iPhone or iPad for later view? In reality, there are two simple ways to accomplish this on your iPhone or iPad and we will cover both now.
In this guide, we will walk you through the steps to save photos from Messages on your iPhone and iPad.
Steps to save photos from Messages on your iPhone and iPad
Before we begin, note that the below-mentioned guide works with nearly all versions of iOS. Here we go:
Step one: First off, you need to launch the Messages app from the home screen and head to the messaging thread with the photo you wish to save
Step two: Once you are done, you simply need to tap on the photo within the messaging thread to make it bigger. After that, tap on the Share button at the bottom left corner of the screen
Step three: All you need to do is to select “Save Image” from the pop up menu to save the picture locally. Once you are done, the photo will be saved into the Photos app on your iPhone and you simply need to head to Camera roll to locate it.
Optionally, you can use another method to save photos from Messages on your iPhone and iPad. However, makes sure that you are using a modern version of iOS before moving ahead.
Step one: Launch the Messages app on your iPhone and head to any conversation with picture you wish to save locally
Step two: Next up, tap on the photo you wish to save and select Save from the options. Once you are done, your photo will be saved into the Photos app on your iPhone or iPad.
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