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How to Share Live Photos from the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus

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How to Share Live Photos from the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus

Meg Rahner October 13, 2015

Live photos are a fun new way to view photos and relive those memories, even if it’s only for 3 seconds, on Apple’s latest phones. I recently upgraded to the iPhone 6s after my phone was stolen, and have enjoyed the functionality of live photos. While I can easily share these photos with my family and friends in person, sharing virtually can be a little more complicated.

Live Photos can be viewed on any iOS 9 device or a Mac running OS X El Capitan. To share between iOS devices simply transfer the photo via AirDrop, a Message or iCloud Photo sharing. Here are four easy steps for sharing your live photos:

  1. Choose the live photo you’d like to share. Depending on how recently you shot it, you can either tap the thumbnail right in Camera, go to the Photos app and browse for it, or go into the Selfies album and look for it there.
  2. Tap the Share button in the bottom left corner.
  3. Make sure that the LIVE overlay on the photo is highlighted.
  4. Tap the icon of the service you want to share to. (Live Photos are labeled LIVE so you can clearly identify them.)


Happy Sharing! 

Meg Rahner

Meg Rahner
Meg is the PR Coordinator for CircleClick and a writer for MobileFOMO. She is from Erie, Pennsylvania and has a BA in Public Relations from Penn State University. She moved to San Francisco shortly after graduating in 2010 and loves life on the west coast. Since moving to SF, she has contracted for the Academy of Art University's Marketing team, LinkedIn's Recruiting Team, and is excited to be pursuing her passion for writing and PR in her current roles.
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