Snap. Tap. Share. With Mesh, share photos with anyone, anywhere.
The first version of Mesh is available for the iPhone. If you’re an Android user or prefer to use Mesh from your desktop, log in from our website at me.sh.
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In a recent photo challenge, Beneath Your Feet, we introduced Mesh, a new way to share galleries. Mesh makes it easy to take your photos and videos off your phone and into a gallery, which you can share with anyone, anywhere.
With a few taps, you can make a new mesh of images. Each mesh has its own unique link, which you can share anywhere and is viewable by anyone who has the link.
Not sure how you might use Mesh? Here are some examples:
Blog post ideas:
- A set of images, embedded in your photo challenge submission.
- A photo essay or story from your kayaking adventure.
- Your latest recipe, in step-by-step images.
- A visual how-to on your newest sewing trick.
- Text the link to your family to share photos of your baby’s first steps.
- Post the link to Twitter or Facebook to share a gallery of your trip through China.
- Email the link to a friend to show progress on your latest DIY project.
- Embed it in a blog post: paste the link on its own line when drafting a post in the Visual Editor.
Here’s a mesh I texted to my mom, so she could follow my daughter Selma’s adventures on a recent vacation:
As you can see, it’s up to you how you decide to use Mesh — you can display galleries and visual stories with the world, or simply share a few pictures with your loved ones.
Note: These steps refer to getting set up on your iPhone, but you can log in and get started on your computer at me.sh, too.
Ready to experiment with Mesh? Let’s get started.
- Once installed, open the app and log in with your WordPress.com or Facebook account.
- Tap “Add Mesh,” and then tap pictures you’d like to include.
- At the top of your screen, you’ll see a field that says “Gallery Title.” Give your mesh a title, if you’d like. (You can add this later, too.) When you’re finished, tap “Next” at the top right.
Viewing your galleries on different devices: We’ve made sure Mesh works on every screen size, so galleries look slick no matter which device they’re viewed on. Mesh will compress, resize, and tailor each photo to the device it’s seen on, so galleries load fast.
- On the next screen, you’ll see a preview of your mesh. Swipe left and right to explore it. The little bubbles at the bottom indicate the number and placement of images in your mesh.
- Tap the pencil icon to make edits: add photos, update the gallery title, or delete a photo (by tapping on the photo and then tapping the trash can).
- Tap the share button at the top right (the icon with the “up” arrow) to display your sharing options. You can view your mesh, post it to your blog, copy its URL, open it in your browser, or share it other ways by tapping “More” (text message, email, Twitter, etc.).
Viewing and editing your meshes
Here are additional tips to help you get the most out of Mesh.
Viewing your meshes
Quick navigation tips: Use the arrow at the top left (<) to return to your home screen. When you view or make edits to a mesh, you can always tap the share button in the top right to retrieve the link and access your sharing options.
Each time you open your app, you’ll see your home screen of “My Meshes.” Scroll to see all of your meshes, and click on the ellipsis icon in the right corner of each image to edit or delete that mesh. To create a new mesh, tap “Add Mesh” at the top.
You can arrange the photos in a mesh. When editing a gallery, tap and hold a photo to “lift” and drag it to where you’d like it to go.
When you tap on a photo, you’ll see the option to add a caption in the middle of your screen. Tap on “Add a caption…” to display your phone’s keyboard, then type a short caption for the image. Tap “Done” to save the caption.
Download photos on your desktop
Please note that if you share a mesh, those you share it with can download the photos.
Sometimes you (or your family and friends) may want to download an image from a mesh onto your computer. Just open a mesh link in your browser on your computer and — when viewing the photo — tap the share button at the top right. Click “Download photo.”
We poured our hearts and souls into building Mesh, and we can’t wait to see what you create with it! Please let us know any thoughts, questions, and suggestions you have. In the meantime, have fun testing it out, and look out for a Mesh photo challenge very soon.