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

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

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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!