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YOU'VE been using your iPhone wrong for a while – there's an amazing photo hack you need to know.

It's all to do with how you move photos around on your device.

There's a secret finger gesture that lets you quickly copy and paste images.

Normally sending a photo would involve tapping into the share menu and going through various iPhone sub-menus.

But there's another clever option that you might not know about.

First, open an image – it could be in your browser or in the Photos app.

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Then pinch three fingers together.

This is actually a little-known Apple gesture to "copy" an image.

Next go into an app where you want to send the image – like WhatsApp.

Hit the chat bar where you'd normally enter text, and then spread three fingers outwards – like the opposite of a pinch.

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This is how you quickly "paste" an image, or text if you prefer.

That's not all

That's not the only quirky method of moving photos.

Simply go into your Photos app and hold your finger down on a photo.

Then without release, navigate to a Messages chat and drop the image on the char bar.

The photo you chose will then appear in Messages.

You can even select and hold multiple photos at once.

And lots of apps support this feature, so you can share to multiple places.

It doesn't just work from the Photos app either.

Late last year, we revealed how you can also share iPhone photos from other places – including Google Images in a web browser.

One more trick

Your iPhone has two tricks to hide your photos – and using both is important.

Maybe you're trying to hide screenshots of a birthday present, weight loss progress photos, or something more intimate.

Whatever the case, remember that you can not only hide photos but conceal the iPhone's Hidden folder itself too.

So you get double the protection from nosy pals.

"When you hide photos and videos, they move to the Hidden album, so they don't appear in your Library, in other albums or in the Photos widget on your Home Screen," Apple explains.

"With iOS 14, you can turn off the Hidden album, so the photos are completely hidden.

"You can unhide photos and videos and turn the Hidden album back on whenever you like."

To hide Photos, choose an image and then tap the three dots in the corner.

Then choose the option to hide the photo or video.

You can also select multiple photos and hide them all at once.

To unhide the image, simply follow the same steps but select unhide.

The Hidden album is on by default, and is under the Albums tab in Photos – right near the bottom.

You can turn it off by going into Settings, tapping Photos, scrolling down and disabling Hidden Album.

Your hidden photos will remain hidden, but they won't be visible in the Photos app.

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If you were particularly paranoid, you could move the Photos app from your Home Screen.

But the Photos app will always remain installed on your device, and can easily be searched.

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