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Share photos, location, stickers, gifs, and more

You can share media or your location in a Google Allo chat. Send photos, videos, gifs, or stickers to show how you feel or what you're doing.

Add photos, videos, or location

  1. Tap the chat where you want to add media.
  2. Tap AddAdd.
  3. At the bottom of the screen, choose from:
    • Take photo Take photo: Take a photo or a video. If you want to draw on the photo, tap Edit Edit. Then tap Send Send.
    • Insert photo Insert photo: Choose a photo or video from your device's library. If you want to draw on the photo, tap Edit Edit. Then tap Send Send.
    • Share location Share location: Choose your current location or another location nearby. Tap Send Send.
    • Attach a file (Androids only) Attach: Choose a file from your device’s library or your Google Drive. Then tap Send Now.

Share emoji, stickers & gifs

  1. Tap the chat you want to use.
  2. In the message box, you can:
    • Search by keyword: Type what you want to say, then tap content search. You'll see emoji, stickers, and gifs related to what you wrote.
    • Browse: Don't write anything, tap content search.
  3. The emoji, stickers, and gifs are sent as messages right away. Choose what you want to use:
    • Emoji or sticker: Tap the one you want. Or to see more, tap More More. To add more stickers, tap Add stickers Add sticker  and then Download Download.
    • Gif: Scroll to the far right, tap Pull for gifs. Choose the gif you want to use.

Create your own stickers

On Android devices, you can use a picture of yourself to create personalized stickers.

  1. At the bottom of the screen, in the compose bar, tap Add Addand then Insert sticker Add stickerand then Add stickers Add sticker and then Turn a selfie into stickers.
  2. Tap Create.
  3. Position the camera so your face fits inside the screen, and take a picture of yourself.
  4. Choose what to do next:
    1. Redo: Retake your selfie.
    2. Customize: Personalize your sticker pack by changing how the person's features, like its hair color or face shape. When you’re done, tap Save.
    3. Save: Tap to save your sticker pack.
  5. Your stickers will be saved together in a group. To send one in a chat, follow the steps to share stickers.

Delete your personalized sticker pack: Tap Insert sticker Add sticker and then Add stickers Add sticker and then My stickers  and then Delete delete.

See the media you've shared

To see what media you've shared in a chat, tap the person's profile icon and then Chat details and then Shared media.

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