How To Save Image On Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8 Plus

Since one can easily send and receive text messages containing photos with a Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus, it only seems fair to be able to save those images when you receive them. The process is easy and intuitive, as you are about to learn from this tutorial.

Because we’re all about making the best with what you have, this article will focus on using the default text messaging app coming from Samsung. You might have and use Kik, WhatsApp, or other third-party apps, but those are not our topic of discussion for today.

What you need to remember is that you can save images that you receive through simple text messages or as MMS. All the photos saved this way will be automatically stored on the built-in Photo Gallery. From there, you can always take them and forward them to your friends via Instagram, Facebook or even email, not to mention that you can set them as Home screen or Lock screen wallpapers.

Before you get there, here are the plain instructions you would have to follow:


To save one image from a text message on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus:

  1. Open that message;
  2. Tap on the picture you want to save;
  3. Once the picture extends on the full screen, go to the upper right corner of the screen;
  4. Tap on the small disk icon in there – you might have to tap once again on the photo to activate that menu;
  5. From the context menu, tap on Save;
  6. The photo will automatically go to the Downloads folder in the Photo Gallery.


To save multiple images from a text message on Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8 Plus:

  1. Open that message;
  2. Instead of just tapping on one of the photos contained, tap and hold on it;
  3. In the context menu that will expand, select Save Attachment;
  4. Another small menu will pop up on the screen, asking you to select all the photos that you want to save from that message;
  5. Tap on each of them and hit the Save button when you’re done;
  6. Type in the name of the file where all these photos will be stored together, so you will know what to look for in the Gallery.


To draw a conclusion, both Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus let you save the photos you receive with text messages and stores them under the Gallery app. You can do it individually or in bulk. And once you have those images on your smartphone, you can edit them, print them on a wireless printer, set them as wallpapers or just send them further to other friends.

As mentioned, if you’re using another text messaging app, the instructions may not be exactly the same!


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