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Windows 10 Tip: Use the Photos App to Share Pics and Video

Microsoft has made a lot of improvements to its built-in universal apps with the November Update, and one that has been worked on heavily is the Photos app. Unlike in Windows 8, sharing photos in the new Windows 10 app is much easier. Here’s how.

Share Pics and Videos in Windows 10

First, launch the Photos app and navigate to the picture(s) or video(s) you want to share. You can also right-click the image and select Share from the context menu.

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Then click or tap the Share button at the top to open the sharing menu that will fly-out from the right-side of the screen. There you’ll have different ways to share your media i.e. social networks or email. Or, you to find an app in the Store.

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Note: The services that show up will vary depending on the apps you have installed and the format of the media.

You can share multiple items as well. Open a folder, album, or collection that contains the media you want to share and click or tap each one you want.

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Whichever app or service you decide to share your photos, just follow the on-screen instructions for each one. In the example shown below I’m sharing a picture using the Facebook app.


Another thing to point out is you can share photo or video albums. To do that, open the album you want to share, scroll down to the bottom and select Share this album. The album will be uploaded and created in OneDrive.

When it’s ready to share, you can select an app to share it with, or copy a link and paste it into an email or Twitter message.

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Also, keep in mind that to share with services like Dropbox or Twitter that you’ll need to be logged in to those services before you can share to them. If you’re not, you’ll get an error message.

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If you’re the printing type, read our article: How to Print from Photos and Other Windows 10 Apps

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