Send photos, videos or voice recordings in Messages

You can send and receive photos, videos, or audio files as multimedia messages (MMS) in Messages.

On devices running Android 6.0 and up, you'll need to give Messages permission to send or get files. Learn about app permissions.

Note: Some of these steps work only on Android 6.0 and up. Learn how to check your Android version.

Send pictures, videos, or GIFs

  1. Open the Messages app Android Messages.
  2. Open or start a conversation.
  3. Tap Attach Add.
  4. Select if you want to send photos, videos, stickers or GIFs. You can also use the camera to take a picture or start a recording.
  5. Find and tap the file you want to send in the list. You can scroll up or down.
  6. Tap Send Send.

Note: Photos or recordings that you take in Android Messages aren’t saved on your device.

Send your location

  1. Open the Messages app Android Messages.
  2. Open or start a conversation.
  3. Tap Attach Add.
  4. Tap Location Location.
  5. To send your location, tap Send Send.