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"Share to Apps" - Google photos

(Topic created on: 12-07-2023 08:36 AM)
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davidgray
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Hi all, 

Just yesterday I upgraded to an Galaxy S23  Ultra from a Google Pixel 4a 5G phone.  One thing I cannot seem to find/replicate on the new phone is the ability to share a picture/video via a link (Google Photos).  e.g.

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I have Google Photos on my new phone but there's no option to share via that method. Can anyone please tell me how I can add this to the "Share to apps" section? 

Many thanks 

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Neo001
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The first screenshot is indeed the Gallery app.

Quick Share should be available by default. You will not find it in More > Apps. It could possibly be missing due to the launcher or the theme that you are curently using.

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Neo001
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Do you have the latest version of the app 6.43? I have a S22+ and do see the  option to share via a link.

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Tourbillon De La Vie
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Click on ... More; there will be more apps there 

davidgray
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Hi @Neo001

Ok so I have that option when I open the Google Photos app directly from a shortcut.  

I think the issue is that the Samsung camera app sometimes opens pictures with Gallery (no sharing to link) and sometimes to Google Photos, and I do not know why it varies if I'm honest.  

I typically edit and share a photo after taking it via the small circle shown in red below. 

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So I guess my question is, how do I set the default photo editor that the camera used? 

Thanks 

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davidgray
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Thanks,  that's the first thing I checked, it's not in the ...More

I used to fins on my Pixel phone that the options in n the more submenu varied a lot and there seemed to me, to be no rhyme or reason. 

Thanks  

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Neo001
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Hi David, 

The Camera app will always open the Samsung Gallery when you click open a photo that was last taken.

To share a photo as a link, click on Quick Share which then gives you an option to share it as a link.

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Risky24
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You can also share via link using the gallery app. Select quick share and there will be several options for sharing via link.

I do not think you can set google photos as default when using the camera app. I believe the camera app and gallery are rightly knitted to the point that the camera app may not work correctly if it is removed.
davidgray
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Hi @Risky24 & @Neo001 

Thanks for your responses.  I did think that the camera and gallery must closely coupled as well.  Think this could also be down to me confusing the two apps after launching from the camera.  

e.g. 

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Is the above the Gallery app? 

I don't seem to have a Quick Share option, from the ...More items, just these.

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To be honest I can work around any of these minor niggles 😁

Just wondered if I was missing the obvious. 

Thanks 

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Neo001
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The first screenshot is indeed the Gallery app.

Quick Share should be available by default. You will not find it in More > Apps. It could possibly be missing due to the launcher or the theme that you are curently using.

davidgray
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Thanks all for your help 😁