How to send media, contacts, or location

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Send media, documents, location, or contacts
To send media, documents, links, location, or contacts, you first need to grant the app permission to access your iPhone's Contacts, Photos, Camera, or Location Services in iPhone Settings > Privacy.
  1. Open an individual or group chat.
  2. To quickly take or attach a photo or video, tap
    . Otherwise, tap
    , then tap:
    • Camera to take a new photo or video with your camera.
    • Photo & Video Library to select a photo or video from your iPhone. To add additional photos or videos, tap
      add item
      . Select additional photos or videos, then tap Done.
    • Document to select a document of up to 2 GB from iCloud Drive or other apps such as Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.
    • Location to send your location or a nearby place. Learn more about sharing your device's location in this article.
    • Contact to send the information of a contact. By default, all details stored in the phone's address book for the selected contact will be shared. Tap items on the Share Contacts screen to deselect information that you don't want shared.
  3. You can also add captions to photos and videos. Switch between photos to add captions to each one.
  4. Tap
Note: To adjust the quality of an attached photo or video, tap
hd media
> Standard quality or HD quality > Done before tapping
. (The ability to send HD videos may not be available in all countries at this time.)
Forward media, documents, location, or contacts
  1. Open an individual or group chat.
  2. Tap and hold the type of message you wish to forward, then tap Forward. You can select multiple messages.
  3. Tap
  4. Choose the chat you wish to forward the message to then tap Forward.
When you forward media, documents, locations, or contacts, you don't have to upload them again. Forwarded messages that weren't originally sent by you will display a "Forwarded" label.
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