5 Steps To Text a Picture from OneDrive (not a link)

Updated: April 8, 2022 | Contains affiliate links

I like OneDrive and I used it a lot for storing documents and media in the cloud. Recently however, I’ve been struggling to find a solution to a simple problem when using OneDrive app on my iPhone.  All I wanted to do was to text a photo from OneDrive on my phone to someone else. But I didn’t want to send a link to the photo in OneDrive but instead I wanted to text the actual picture file from OneDrive and not a link to the picture.  Read on to learn how to text a picture from OneDrive on your iPhone and not a link.

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Let’s dive right in and learn how to text a picture from OneDrive and not just text a link.

1. Open OneDrive and Select a Photo

Obviously, you have to have OneDrive installed on your phone.
Open the OneDrive App and tap Photos, so you can see your photos.
Then select the photo you want to text to your friend.

2. Share the photo from OneDrive

Share photo from OneDrive
Select a photo in OneDrive and tap Share

On the bottom left corner of the photo you have selected you will see the share button. Press the Share button in order to start the process of creating a text message with your photo from OneDrive.

3. Send File

Send a file from OneDrive via message
Send a file from OneDrive in a text message

Once you have pressed the Share button in OneDrive, the iPhone share options appear.
Don’t select any people from the top of the options, but instead, scroll down and choose Send File.

4. Choose Recipients

Choose the recipient for your photo from OneDrive
Choose your recipient for your photo from OneDrive

Now it’s time to choose the people you want to send your photo file to.  You can pick from the list of your most used contacts or simply choose Messages in order to send to another contact that doesn’t appear in your first list.

5. Compose Your Message and Send

Send text message with photo from OneDrive
Send text message with photo from OneDrive

Once you have selected your recipient, a text message appears with the actual photo in it. You can simply add some text if you want and press send.

Video of how I text a picture from OneDrive on my iPhone

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