Not many are aware of this but you can forward videos and photos in iOS Messages app without leaving the app on iPhone or iPad. Here’s how to forward photos and videos from iOS Messages app directly to a single or multiple contacts at a time and save yourself time by first opening the Photos app and then sharing images and videos with contacts.
Here’s How You Can Forward Videos And Photos From iOS Messages App On iPhone / iPad
In the age of GIFs, selfies and social media sharing videos and photos has become a norm, so much so that it has become a second nature of many. If you are the one who likes to share photos and videos with friends and family daily, then knowing a quick way of sharing lots of videos and photos with contacts can save your lots of time and effort. Traditional lengthy way of sharing photos and videos on iOS requires performing steps which can now be avoided thanks to changes in the new iOS iMessages App. Previous you had to download a photo or video and save it in the device’s Camera Roll app, then head over to the Messages app to send pictures and videos saved in the Camera Roll.
All this can now be easily avoided if you are have latest iOS version installed on your iPhone or iPad with the new iMessages App installed on it. Apple has made sharing and forwarding videos and photos received in the Messages app easy and fast. Here’s how to do it:
1 – Launch the Messages app on your iPhone or iPad.
2 – Open the thread where the desired video or photo is saved which you wish to forward to another contact.
3 – Now, tap on the photo or video which you want to share or forward long enough to open an option menu.
4 – In the option menu, tap on the More button, which will be right at the bottom of the menu.
5 – Next, you will see forward icon at the bottom-right corner of the app interface. Tap on it.
6 – This will open a new conversation thread with that photo or video already ready for sharing or forwarding.
7 – Simply select contact to whom you wish to forward that photo or video and tap on the Send icon shown in the upward directing blue arrow.
8 – That’s all.
This was an easy and quick way of sharing and forwarding videos and photos on iOS, which will save you lots of time. This way you won’t be needing to head over to the camera roll first to share videos and photos with saved contacts on an iOS device. Apple could have made forward button more obvious in the Messages app for those new to iOS, but still its not that hard to forward photos and videos straight from the iOS Messages app.