I had the opportunity to offer some tech help while dropping off some much-deserved Mother’s Day roses to my wonderful mother-in-law. She’d taken some photos that she was trying to send to us via a message using FB in a browser, but she couldn’t get them to send. Fortunately, I was able to figure out what the hitch was. It all had to do with choosing the correct icon.

Here’s how to do it. Open Messages and select new message.

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This window will open.

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At the bottom, you’ll see an icon for a camera. Your first instinct might tell you to click here. A camera used to frequently be the icon that represented adding a photo.

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In this case, the camera is actually the icon for taking a new picture or video and sending it via message. If you want to select an existing image, choose the icon on the far left that looks like a photo. But don’t confuse it with the smiling square. That’s for sending stickers.

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Select your photo from a file. Choose Open.

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And it will appear in the message.

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