Our favorite Photo Editor app, Google Photos has been widely used across all platform but the service lacked one key feature in the past – private messaging. The Mountain View giant has changed that as users can now share a photo or a video as a message to other users without needing to create an album for the same.
The shared picture or a video will act as the starting point for an ongoing conversation and users can turn the message into a thread for future messages. New chats can be created by opening a picture inside the library and tapping the share button.
Users can start group chats with as many people as they want and any member inside the group will be able to share photos and videos. You can like the photos and videos shared by others, comment on them and also save them to your own library.
How to download photos from inside a Google Photos chat
When a Google Photos chat is created, users can send and receive as many pictures and videos as they like. If you’re one of the members of a thread, you will have the ability to share photos and save the ones that you receive as well. In order to download photos or videos from inside a Google Photos conversation, follow the instructions from down below.
- Open the Google Photos app on your Android device.
- Tap the Sharing tab at the bottom.
- Navigate to the conversation you want to download media from and tap on it.
- Press and hold on the photo/video you want to download.
- Click on the three-dot menu.
- Tap on Download.
A copy of the picture or video will be saved to your library. You will be able to access the same for offline viewing whenever necessary.
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Can you download photos/videos from group conversations on Google Photos chat?
Yes. Similar to downloading photos or videos from a thread on Google Photos chat, you can also save a copy of the media that is being shared in a group. Any participant inside a group chat will be able to download photos or videos uploaded by anyone to their own device.