5 Apps That Let You Send Multiple Photos for Free

Use these apps to privately send photos to anyone

Wondering how to send multiple photos without having to resort to bulky email attachments? You're certainly not the only one!

Online photo-sharing has never been as big of a trend as it is nowadays. Thanks to the popularity of mobile devices, people are increasingly sharing more photos that are higher quality and larger in file size.

The convenience of mobile web browsing plus the added bonus of having really exceptional smartphone cameras have both really changed the way we now handle photography, encouraging more people to flock toward popular cloud storage services in order to host, access and share their photos from anywhere or with anyone.

If you're still stuck in the early 2000s attaching individual photos to email messages or creating private Facebook albums to share with specific friends, it's time to change that. Here are five great ways you can send heaps of photos privately and securely to anyone you want.

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Google Photos: Great for Sharing With People Regardless of Platforms They Use

Google Photos
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What We Like
  • Automatically share based on face recognition.

  • Automatically save photos to the cloud.

  • Share an entire library with another person.

What We Don't Like
  • Google collects metadata from your photos.

  • May send links to photos, rather than actual photos.

If the people you want to share photos with aren't on Facebook or aren't really active on any photo-sharing platform for that matter, you could try Google's photo feature that's part of its Drive

—called Google Photos. You get 15 GB of free storage.

If you already have a Google account, you can start using it immediately. So if you have a collection of photos to share, you could create a new collection to share and then select the photo files to upload and add to it. When you're done, easily select the people you want to share your photos with from your contacts or grab the URL and send it directly to anyone.

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Dropbox: One of the Best Cloud Storage Providers That Makes It Easy As Pie to Share Folders or Individual Files

Screenshot of Dropbox.com
What We Like
  • Fast and easy to use.

  • Reliable syncing.

  • Clean interface.

What We Don't Like
  • Limited storage.

  • Additional storage can get expensive.

Dropbox is similar to Google Photos and is another extremely popular cloud storage service. You only get 2 GB of free storage space, but you can increase that limit for free if you refer people to sign up with DropboxDropbox lets you "Share" your folders by inviting others to become collaborators. And like Google Photos, you can also grab the link to any folder or photo file and send it to anyone who needs access to it

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Facebook's Moments App: The Best App to Use for Sharing With Facebook Friends

Facebook Moments
Screenshots of Moments for iOS
What We Like
  • Share photos privately among friends.

  • Facial recognition helps create shared albums.

  • Get photos that other people took of a shared occasion.

What We Don't Like
  • Reports of Facebook forcing some users to download app.

  • Can be buggy.

Believe it or not, Facebook has a dedicated app for photo sharing—solving the problem of never being able to view or get a copy of your friends' photos that they took with their devices. So if you go to a party, and you take a bunch of great photos, and other people take lots of great photos too, you can ensure that everyone gets to swap those photos easily with Moments.

The app lets you sync up albums between yourself and the Facebook friends who were with you, so you can privately share your photos with specific people and not everyone on Facebook. It even uses facial recognition technology to group your photos based on who's in them, making them easier to share with the appropriate people.

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AirDrop: The Apple Feature You'll Want to Know About If You Have a Mac or iOS Device

Screenshot of AirDrop for Mac
What We Like
  • Easy, seamless sharing with other Apple users.

  • Good alternative to iCloud for users concerned with privacy.

What We Don't Like
  • Users who don’t limit discoverability to Contacts only can receive unwanted photos from nearby devices.

  • Works only between Apple devices.

If you and the people you want to share your photos with are all Apple users, there's no reason why you shouldn't be using the convenient AirDrop feature for sharing. It basically lets users seamlessly transfer files from device to device when they're both nearby each other.

AirDrop works for all sorts of files, but it's really perfect for photo sharing. Here's a more detailed description of AirDrop and how to use it.