Need some help with the new Galaxy S9 keyboard and Android Messaging app when sending a text. I'll do this in steps, so hopefully this explains it well enough...
1. Click on Android Messages to send a text.
2. Click on an Individual (or group) to text.
3. Cursor shows up in the "Text message" line to type
4. Click on that empty space and keyboard comes up to type message or do other things
5. Click on the button to left of space bar that houses multiple keyboard tools
6. If you hold that button, multiple tool options appear (speaker, emoji's, settings, gif, etc)
7. I can't find a "tool" for Gallery or Pictures like was available on my Galaxy S7 to choose a pic from the Samsung Gallery App.
Tried everything to find, change tools, etc and nothing. I prefer the Samsung Gallery format over Google Photos. I've completely removed Google Photos.
Part II (Can I change this or lead me to "Gallery" with one click?) (Android Messages app)
1. To the left of the "Text message" line, there is a + sign
2. Click on the + sign and it removes keyboard and shows a bunch of options (Emoji's first, Stickers second, then Photos)
3. The 3rd option is for Photos/Camera
4. Click on Photo Icon and it takes you to a full screen of "Choose Photo" and you see what I believe is a Google "Gallery" and a bunch of your pics, but I don't want that, I want it to go to the Samsung "Gallery" because I like their format better.
5. I can do 3 more clicks and eventually get to the Samsung "Gallery", but it's a PITA and too many steps.
Any way to change this?
I could definitely have either one of these setups using Android Messages on my Galaxy S7 and think it might be a Settings and/or Default App thing, but can't for the life of me find anything wrong or to change to make this appear to my liking. Pulling my hair out. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
PS. As an aside, if I use the stock Samsung Messages app and press the + sign to left of keyboard it goes straight to the Samsung Gallery app, which is what I want...but would prefer to stay using Android Messages over Samsung Messages.