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  1. I Keeps It Real's Avatar
    I have Nexus 6 with latest Lollipop (5.1.1) running.

    I have tried many email clients (Gmail, Nine, Blue, Aqua, etc. and found no way to insert photos inline into an email. Only as an attachment.

    I would love to be proven wrong here, because I want this to work, but the fact that you can't do this is INSANE.

    iPhone? Easy to do... Long press, "Insert Photo", pick the photo (or take a photo). Done.

    Android? Nope, can't do it. Can't even copy a photo into the clipboard from Photos, or any other photo viewer. Best you can do is sometimes copy an image from a webpage and past it inline using Nine Exchange client.

    This is craziness!!! This is the type of thing that keeps Android always second best, never quite able to be equal with iOS for usability.

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    07-17-2015 07:10 PM
  2. Crashdamage's Avatar
    Sorry to burst your anti-Android bubble, but Android can do it.

    I do it using AquaMail. Instead of a long-press, you just tap the Insert image icon on the toolbar. Simple. I assume probaby most Android email clients capable of HTML email can do it too.

    Don't blame Android because you can't figure out a simple, common function.

    Android since v1.0. Linux user since 2001.
    07-17-2015 08:17 PM
  3. I Keeps It Real's Avatar
    Simple, common? Hardly.

    Aqua doesn't connect to my company's Office365 Exchange server (seems like a common as Aqua only supports EWS).

    So my point stands, this functionality is so basic it should be in the base OS, I shouldn't have to hunt around for a third-party app to do this, this should be integrated functionality. The only reason Aqua does it is because the developer saw it in iOS and put it in his app.

    Android is still, after all this time, more of a nerd's science project, like Linux, than a polished high-end product, like iOS.

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    07-17-2015 09:41 PM
  4. Crashdamage's Avatar
    It is simple and common. The standard Gmail app can insert images.

    AquaMail absolutely does fully support Office 365. I just recently showed by brother in law how on his new phone.

    As my signature says, I've used Linux since 2001. It's an extremely capable, polished OS.

    It's not fair to blame an OS for your lack of expertise and knowledge. I find MACs kinda goofy, but I'm not gonna say they're crap because of it, just different.

    Android since v1.0. Linux user since 2001.
    07-17-2015 10:03 PM
  5. I Keeps It Real's Avatar
    Sorry, none of what you say here is accurate...

    You cannot insert images inline in the Gmail app in Lollipop. If you know how, please share...

    Aqua Mail only supports EWS for Office365 Exchange access... not all corporations allow EWS access without a VPN connection (like mine), so therefore not useful for everyone for corporate use...

    You're making my point for me, why should I need special expertise just to make the very basic functions of email work? Inserting a picture inline into an email shouldn't take hours of research and special knowledge and third-party apps. That's why nobody uses Linux for their desktop/laptop (it's 1.5% worldwide, that's basically nobody).

    Photos and Videos are central to why you use your phone, it should be simple to share them, and the way Android does it is lame.

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    07-17-2015 11:03 PM
  6. Crashdamage's Avatar
    Sorry, I'm done feeding trolls for today...

    Android since v1.0. Linux since 2001.
    07-17-2015 11:07 PM
  7. I Keeps It Real's Avatar
    lol,

    translation... "I'm tired of being proven wrong"

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    07-17-2015 11:11 PM
  8. DanB3000's Avatar
    I agree with the OP - inability to insert inline images in emails in Android is completely unacceptable. This should be core functionality. There are many other 'simple features' missing - probably because Apple copyrighted them.
    12-12-2015 10:47 AM
  9. Crashdamage's Avatar
    As I long ago explained in this thread, the standard Gmail app CAN insert images, as can many other email apps for Android. Here's how:

    https://support.google.com/mail/answer/148408?hl=en

    Now...what other 'simple features' do you think are missing?
    12-12-2015 11:25 AM
  10. Stormified's Avatar
    Actually, Crash, your link is for the Gmail web interface, not the Gmail android app, which I can confirm it does work.

    However, I too use the Gmail Android app and am not able to insert inline images, but attachments work fine.
    Now, I understand Google claims it works. https:// support.google .com/inbox/ answer/ 6080149?hl=en (Sorry, can't post links yet here; just remove spaces where applicable)

    Until someone can actually show me that it works, it does NOT work.

    Using the latest Gmail app, on Samsung Galaxy S6 - Android 5.1.1, non-rooted.
    02-24-2016 05:56 PM
  11. Crashdamage's Avatar
    Oops...clicked the wrong thing...

    Well, I just did a test message. Just attaching photos put them inline in the message body. Apparently, that's default behavior, there no setting I could find for it.
    02-24-2016 07:30 PM
  12. jj14x's Avatar
    However, I too use the Gmail Android app and am not able to insert inline images, but attachments work fine.
    Now, I understand Google claims it works. https:// support.google .com/inbox/ answer/ 6080149?hl=en
    That link is for the "Inbox" app by Google (not the Gmail app)
    02-25-2016 09:48 AM
  13. ConTejas's Avatar
    I guess tapping a paperclip is too difficult for the iOS faithful? Pretty intuitive to me. Standard Gmail app:Seriously, no Inline images in email on Android?-capture.png
    02-26-2016 02:21 PM
  14. danielson2047's Avatar
    I guess tapping a paperclip is too difficult for the iOS faithful? Pretty intuitive to me. Standard Gmail app:Click image for larger version. 

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    Trolls be trollin

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    02-26-2016 03:10 PM
  15. jj14x's Avatar
    I guess tapping a paperclip is too difficult for the iOS faithful? Pretty intuitive to me. Standard Gmail app:
    That doesn't add it inline, does it? In other words, does this permit you to add attachments in between existing text in your Email? (which is what op was asking for)
    02-26-2016 03:29 PM
  16. ConTejas's Avatar
    That doesn't add it inline, does it? In other words, does this permit you to add attachments in between existing text in your Email? (which is what op was asking for)
    Not sure how you're getting that from the OP:

    "I have tried many email clients (Gmail, Nine, Blue, Aqua, etc. and found no way to insert photos inline into an email. Only as an attachment."

    I've shown that you certainly can do that in Gmail. That said, no it doesn't look like you can insert photos/attachments in between lines of text. Personally, I would do that in something like Drive or Docs and send it via Gmail (say to add comments to a bunch of vacation pictures). You should be able to do it in Gmail if you want though. I did a quick search and the internet says you can (at least on the desktop...).
    02-26-2016 04:12 PM
  17. anon(9072051)'s Avatar
    Not sure how your getting that from the OP:
    "Inline" is the name for the sort of text wrap that jj14x just described:

    lines of text
    [image]
    lines of text

    You've shown that you can stack the images as attachments, not that you can insert images within the body of an email. Also, I've attached many an image in the Gmail app, but I've never seen the attachments also show up within the body of an email as inline images.
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    02-26-2016 04:50 PM
  18. ConTejas's Avatar
    Gotcha. The "only as an attachment" was my focus. Just trying to help
    02-26-2016 05:13 PM
  19. PublicImageLtd's Avatar
    lol,

    translation... "I'm tired of being proven wrong"

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    You Can insert online images in Gmail.

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    03-02-2016 01:45 AM
  20. jj14x's Avatar
    You Can insert online images in Gmail.
    But what does that have to do with inline images?
    03-02-2016 08:08 AM
  21. fattchris's Avatar
    Sadly, you can't. I've searched high and low, and it's not possible.

    Also, ignore the folks above who can't seem to figure out the difference between "inline" and "file attachment." When confronted with their own short comings, it's easier to just call you a troll than think about your question.
    04-12-2016 11:54 PM
  22. jj14x's Avatar
    I have tried many email clients (Gmail, Nine, Blue, Aqua, etc. and found no way to insert photos inline into an email.
    However, I too use the Gmail Android app and am not able to insert inline images, but attachments work fine.
    Now, I understand Google claims it works. https:// support.google .com/inbox/ answer/ 6080149?hl=en (Sorry, can't post links yet here; just remove spaces where applicable)

    You've shown that you can stack the images as attachments, not that you can insert images within the body of an email. Also, I've attached many an image in the Gmail app, but I've never seen the attachments also show up within the body of an email as inline images.
    Gotcha. The "only as an attachment" was my focus. Just trying to help
    Sadly, you can't. I've searched high and low, and it's not possible.
    The current version of Inbox app (by Google) does support inline images. Type text, insert photo, add text, insert another photo, and so on. I guess this capability was recently added.
    anon(9072051) likes this.
    05-04-2016 03:27 PM
  23. anon(9072051)'s Avatar
    I guess this is specific to the Inbox app. Is there any other reason to use that instead of the Gmail app?

    I see that there's an option in the Gmail app to "Insert from Drive" under the Paperclip/attachments icon, but only from Drive. And the images themselves still do not show up in the body of the text, just links/placeholders for the images, even if you open the emails on a PC. I wonder if the Gmail app will get the same treatment someday?
    05-04-2016 03:55 PM
  24. jj14x's Avatar
    Inbox is a different approach to managing Email - I toggled back and forth twice - couldn't bring myself to get used to Inbox! lol! But I've switched to inbox now and have been using it for a few months - and don't intend to switch back to gmail app
    The only thing I don't like about inbox app is that it doesn't have a universal inbox (for multiple accounts).But it has the option to snooze a message, or pin messages, or have it add a reminder to reply to a message.

    I suspect the insert from drive option is not really adding the image to the Email - but is instead providing a link to the image in your Drive account - that may be why you don't see the image itself n the body - not certain - haven't used the gmail app in a few months now
    05-04-2016 06:03 PM
  25. Lepa79's Avatar
    Inbox by Google does it. Who still uses Gmail app anyway? Inbox app created by non but google is fantastic.
    05-04-2016 08:04 PM
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