iPhone 7(+) How to open a pic in a new Safari tab? [RESOLVED]

mpavilion

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With 3D Touch, you could press down on an image hosted on a Web page, and “pop” open the image’s URL in a separate tab (or maybe you did it by pressing and “swiping it up,” I don’t remember the exact motion).

Now that 3D Touch has been disabled, how do you do that? A long-press on an image brings up the options “Share,” “Add to Photos,” and “Copy” — but none of those are what I’m trying to do. Thx
 

chabig

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I get:

"Share"
"Add to Photos"
"Copy"

I guess you save it in Photos and use it there. I do remember then pop (or was it peek?) action from 3D Touch, but I don't remember using it to open in a new tab.
 

mpavilion

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I get:

"Share"
"Add to Photos"
"Copy"

I guess you save it in Photos and use it there. I do remember then pop (or was it peek?) action from 3D Touch, but I don't remember using it to open in a new tab.
There was definitely a way to open the image’s specific URL, I think you just kept pressing... maybe it wouldn’t actually open in a new tab, it may have used the tab you already had open. But it was equivalent to the action you can perform by right-clicking on an image via a desktop browser — open the image location itself.
 

mpavilion

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You can still get the URL by selecting Share... then "copy".
Ah, thank you! (I assumed “Copy” meant “copy the image itself,” not its URL.) Really adds an extra step if you actually want it open in a browser tab, but at least it’s doable.
 

mpavilion

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Postscript: I just discovered an image on another website that brings up an expanded set of options on 3D Touch / long-press (see attached). No clue why it only works on certain images/sites.

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