Favourite Photos in the Samsung Gallery app

Last modified : Feb 07. 2019

Saving your favourite photos has never been easier. Exclusive to the Gallery application on devices running Android OS 7 or higher, you can quickly tap the ❤ in the top right of the image menu. Your favourite photos will save to a separate folder giving you easy access to all the best shots. Watch the short video below on how to save your favourite photos in the Samsung Gallery app.

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If your phone or tablet doesn't run the latest Gallery app to be able to use the favourites feature, see our page on How to download apps from the Google Play Store. You can use the Google Photos app on older devices to ★ your Favourite photos and keep all your faves together in a separate folder.

Favourites Folder in Android Pie:

Open the Samsung Gallery app and select Pictures or Albums from the menu at the bottom of the screen. If you pull down in the middle of the screen, more options will open up in the top half of the app. The Favourites folder, videos folder, locations and suggested options are all available in the top of the screen.

Android Pie Favourites Folder in Samsung Gallery app

Use Google Photos instead:

1 Open the Google Photos app

The Photos app comes pre-installed on lots of Samsung phones, if not, it's easy enough to download from the Google Play Store.

Open the Google Photos app
2 Select the Photos tab from the bottom left, or find the photo in one of your existing Albums
Select the Photos tab from the bottom menu
3 Tap the ★ icon in the top right to save a photo as a Favourite
Tap the Star Icon to mark the photo as a Favourite
4 When you go back and open the Albums tab, you'll see the new Favourites folder to keep all your special photos together
View your Favourites album in the Albums tab of the Google Photos app

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