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Use Direct Share on Galaxy S8 & S8+

Got something to share? Direct Share lets you share content with specific contacts directly using the sharing panel from any app. It's the fastest, easiest way to share information.

The available screens and settings may vary by wireless service provider and software version.

Enable Direct Share

Send your friend that awesome video you took at their birthday party. By enabling Direct Share, you can share content with your contacts. Let's set it up:

  1. Navigate to Apps > Settings.

  2. Touch Search, then search for and select Direct share.

  3. To enable Direct share, touch the slider.

Using Direct Share

Want to share a photo of your adorable dog? Learn how, right here.

  1. Navigate to the file you want to share. For this example, navigate to Apps > Gallery.

  2. Touch and hold the image you want to share.

  3. Touch SHARE.

  4. Select the contact you want to share.

    Contacts you have shared content with in the past will appear as icons in the sharing panel of any app.

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