I had the opportunity to offer some tech help while visiting my 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 the New message icon.

This window will open.

Click the attach a file icon. It looks like a picture, but it’s also the icon you use to attach documents.  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.

Select your photo from a file. Choose Open.

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And it will appear in the message.