How to drag and drop content from Files to Messages on iPhone

Did you know that you can drag and drop content from one app to another on iPhone? Although the feature has not been highlighted by Apple, it is incredibly useful.

On iPhone, you can easily switch between apps using drag-and-drop to quickly upload images, email links, share files, and more. This is the quickest way to send files via text or email if you’re already in the Files app. Keep reading to learn how to drag and drop content from Files to Messages in a few simple steps.

How to drag and drop content from Files to Messages on iPhone

Learn how to drag and drop content from Files to Messages on iPhone

Files in PDF, WAV, MP4, or PNG format can be dragged out of Files and into Message if you want to share the file. Here’s how.

  1. Open the Files app.
  2. Press your finger down on a file and hold, then move your finger around without lifting it so that the file follows your finger. How to drag and drop content from Files to Messages on iPhone
  3. Use another finger to exit the Files app and open Messages.
  4. Open the conversation in which you want to drop the file. How to drag and drop content from Files to Messages on iPhone
  5. To drop the file, simply lift your finger. How to drag and drop content from Files to Messages on iPhone

We hope this guide helped you learn how to drag and drop content from Files to Messages on your iPhone. If you have any questions, let us know in the comments below.

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Asma is an editor at iThinkDifferent with a strong focus on social media, Apple news, streaming services, guides, mobile gaming, app reviews, and more. When not blogging, Asma loves to play with her cat, draw, and binge on Netflix shows.

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