Add a shortcut to share, edit, or archive from your camera
You can share, edit, or archive your photos directly after taking a photo with your device.
If you share, edit, or archive a photo, it will use the current account you’re signed in on Google Photos. To check which account you’re using, in the Google Photos app, tap Menu .
Devices that don’t work with the shortcut
You can only get the camera shortcut if you have an Android device that doesn’t use Google Photos as the default gallery.
- All Pixel and Nexus devices
- Some LG and Motorola devices
Add the camera shortcut
- On your Android device, open the Google Photos app .
- Sign in to your Google Account.
- Tap Menu Settings.
- Tap Camera shortcut.
Use the camera shortcut
When you take a photo, you’ll see the options to share, edit, or archive your photo.
- If your phone is locked, you’ll still see the camera shortcut when you take photos. To share, edit, or archive your photo, unlock your phone.
- To move the camera shortcut, touch & hold it, then drag it to another location.