google photos – Add a device folder to the default image selection screen of android messages

Phone: Samsung Note 8

So, I like to download photos of different apps on my phone and send them to people via Google's android messaging app. Currently, when I touch the button next to the text input, the images provided are only screen captures and photos taken with the camera.

I would like to add multiple device folders to this list so I can more easily upload downloaded images from other applications.

The only solution I've found so far is to enable the backup and sync feature in Google Photos for the device folders I want to add. This adds these device folders to the Google Photo Library, which seems to be where Android messages get the list of images to share quickly.

However, this is a bad solution, as I do not want to keep a backup of randomly uploaded photos and memos, as it is a valuable space in my Google Photo Library that I would rather not lose with these images.

Currently, I am only deleting all unwanted photos that are backed up every two weeks, but this is not a permanent fix.

Also, yes, there is the gallery button where I would be happy to quickly move to the folder I want, but you can only select one image to share at a time, which requires you to press the button from the gallery, then the files button. for each image you want to send. But worst of all, folders are always sorted by name in descending order. So, to find the last downloaded image, I need to change the sort type to "modified" AND change the sort order to ascending to get the most recent download. I have not yet found a way to change the default sort order. And again, if you want to send multiple images, you must follow all the above steps for each image. Better to just delete in batches at this point.

So I want a way to add device folders to the images displayed when you share an image in Android messages, or add a device folder to the local Google Photos library without saving them.

(Can ps make a tag of android messages?)