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 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

  1. On your Android device, open the Google Photos app Photos.
  2. Sign in to your Google Account.
  3. Tap Menu Menuand then Settings.
  4. 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.

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