Share content with your contacts on your Galaxy phone

2 Galaxy S21 ultra using Quick share to transfer picture

Your Galaxy phone lets you send content to specific contacts using your phone's sharing panel. Your most frequent contacts will conveniently appear in the panel, and you just need to choose your desired one. It’s the fastest, easiest way to share information. Think of this feature as a pipeline for instantly sharing photos, videos, and more.

Note: Available screens and settings may vary by wireless service provider, software version, and phone model.

Turn on Show contacts when sharing content

When using your phone to send files or images, you can select from your phone's contacts. This will make it easy to quickly send content. Before sending something, make sure your contacts appear by enabling the setting.

Navigate to and open Settings, and then tap Advanced features. Next, swipe to and tap the switch next to "Show contacts when sharing content."

Switch highlighted next to Show contacts when sharing content

Share with your contacts

Want to share a photo with your bestie?

Navigate to the file you want to share. You can use almost any app, but for this example, open Gallery. Touch and hold the image you want to share. Tap the Share icon; contacts you have shared content with in the past will appear as icons in the sharing panel. Select your desired contact from the available options to share your image.

A list of Share options on a Galaxy phone
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