Messages App / Live Camera Issue

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Purchased a refurb Pixel 5 approx 10 days ago. For the most part I really like it, primarily for its compact size. All has been well until today. Using the Messages app and sending a pic in a msg, when I click the small camera button to the left of the txt box, I now have a live camera. To the right I must select a folder / Google Photos to select and attach the photo. Before, I would tap the camera button and it would open Google Photos only. Not sure if I caused this but I need it to return to its original format. I have found a way to dent camera permissions but all that does is replace the live camera with a large black rectangle / square.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
 

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Permissions allowed.

Pic 2 depicts prior to selecting a photo. Normal appearance.

Pic 1 is after pressing "camera" button to the left of the text box. Live camera appears to left and "Folders" to right. I blackened the txt box. Thanks for your help. Had no idea a response would have been that rapid.
 

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B. Diddy

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Sorry, I originally thought that you weren't getting any way to access your folders or Google Photos.

This is the standard interface now for the Messages app. I don't think there's any way to get rid of the Camera window.
 

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You can always send feedback from the Messages app's settings. If only one person complains about it, it won't do much, but if a lot of people do, they might change things. You never know unless you try.
 

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