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Sharing your pictures and videos

Share your pictures and videos with a few easy steps. It takes only a few seconds, and you can choose from your contacts, Google+ circles, and much of the available Glassware.

Send pictures to friends via Hangout

Liven up a Hangout with a picture or video.

Share a picture or video you've already taken in a Hangout
  1. Photos and videos are bundled by day in your timeline. Swipe forward, or to the right of your Home screen, and tap into a bundle to find the photo or video.
  2. Select the picture or video you want to share. Tap it again to see your options, and select Send.
  3. Choose a contact from the list to send the picture or video to them.
  4. Quickly tap the touchpad again when prompted to add a caption to your picture or video.
Start a Hangout with a new picture

By voice:

  1. On the Home screen, say “ok, glass, take a picture.”
  2. When you see the picture, say “ok, glass, send this to.”
  3. A list of your starred and most recent contacts will show up. Simply say the name of whoever you want to send the picture to.

With the touchpad:

  1. Press the camera button to take a picture.
  2. When you see the picture, tap it to see your options. Tap Send.
  3. Swipe to find who you want to send it to, and tap.
Send a picture in the middle of a Hangout
  1. Swipe through your timeline to find your Hangout. Tap and select Reply.
  2. Press the camera button to take a picture. The picture will automatically be sent. But you can swipe down to cancel.
Share pictures with Google+ Circles, Facebook, and other Glassware

Sharing with your Google+ circles is enabled by default. To customize your Circles, head over to Google+. Some Glassware like Facebook also allows sharing to its services. To share with Glassware, make sure it's enabled from the MyGlass site or the MyGlass Android or iOS app. Once enabled, you can share pictures either by voice or touchpad.

By voice:

  1. On the Home screen, say “ok, glass, take a picture.”
  2. When you see the picture, say, “ok, glass, share this with.”
  3. A list of your Google+ circles and other social media Glassware like Facebook will appear. Simply say whichever one you want to share with.

By touchpad:

  1. Press the camera button to take a picture or swipe through your timeline to find an existing picture.
  2. Select the picture you want to send. Swipe until you see Share, and tap.
  3. Swipe through your Google+ circles and social media Glassware, and tap to share.
View and share pictures from your phone with Photo Sync

Photo Sync

Automatically save pictures to the MyGlass app and your phone’s photo gallery, where you can easily view and share them through other apps.

Share from an Android phone
  1. Update MyGlass

    Makes sure you have the latest version of MyGlass by visiting Google Play. You’ll need MyGlass v3.1.0 or above.

  2. Access Photo Sync settings

    In the app, select Settings from the side drawer. Then tap Photo Sync. Turn the toggles on to sync pictures to your phone’s photo gallery and get notifications.

    Photos will sync when Glass is connected to MyGlass on your phone via Bluetooth.

  3. Take a picture!

    There are many ways to take a picture with Glass. Choose one to capture a moment.

  4. See your pictures

    Open the MyGlass app and tap Device in the side drawer. You’ll see a gallery of your recently taken pictures.

    Also, see all your pictures in your phone’s Gallery or Photos app.

    If you’ve enabled recently synced photos to show in your notification tray, they’ll appear there as well.

  5. Share your picture

    Select a photo and tap the Share icon. Choose the app you want and share with your friends and family.

Turn off Photo Sync

To disable Photo Sync, go to the Settings page in the MyGlass app. Tap Photo Sync, and toggle off the feature.

Share from an iPhone
  1. Update MyGlass

    Make sure you have the latest version of MyGlass by visiting the Apple App Store. You’ll need version 0.8.0 or higher.

  2. Turn on Photo Sync

    If you’re new to MyGlass or have recently updated the add, you’ll see a card explaining Photo Sync on the Device page. Select Turn On.

    You’ll then get a popup message asking for access to your photos. Tap OK.

    Note: A MyGlass connection is needed for Photo Sync to work. You can either set up a Bluetooth connection to Glass and enable personal hotspot, or connect Glass and your phone to the same Wi-Fi network.

    Turn on Photo Sync Later

    If you initially Dismiss Photo Sync, here’s how to turn it on later.

    1. Go to the MyGlass Settings page > Photo Sync.
    2. You’ll see a page outlining the steps to sync MyGlass to your phone’s Photos app.
      1. Exit the MyGlass app.
      2. Open your phone’s Settings app.
      3. Tap Privacy.
      4. Tap Photos.
      5. Toggle on MyGlass.
  3. Take a picture!

    There are many ways to take a picture with Glass. Choose one to capture a moment.

  4. View your pictures

    Your pictures will automatically save to a new album named “MyGlass” in your Photos app, in addition to your camera roll. You can also see your recent pictures in the Device page of the MyGlass app.

  5. Share your pictures

    Select a photo and tap the Share icon. Choose the app you want and share with your friends and family.

Turn off Photo Sync

To disable Photo Sync, go to the Settings page in the MyGlass app. Tap Photo Sync, and toggle off the feature.

All pictures and videos are also uploaded on a private album on Google+ using Auto Backup, which lets you share pictures and videos to Google+ on your computer. When viewing a picture on glass, a small "sync" icon in the lower right corner indicates that it hasn't been uploaded yet (if you don't see the sync icon over your item, it means it has been uploaded).

You can also import pictures and videos by connecting it to your computer with the USB cable. It will connect as a media device, similar to a camera. Then you can share them just as you would any picture or video on your computer.

Please share only the content you own. Any shared content for which you do not own the rights can be removed. If you feel your shared content has been taken down accidentally, feel free to reach out to us.