With iOS 11 on the iPad you can drag and drop items between some apps. Learn how you can drag and drop photos, links, locations and other objects into a Mail message and a Pages document. This technique makes composing messages and documents much easier if you need to grab elements from other apps. You can also use it to export photos from the Photos app to iCloud Drive.
So with iOS 11 on the iPad you can drag and drop between apps. Let's look at an example. Say I'm composing an email message here and there's a bunch of different things I want to put into this message.
So I'm going to drag up from the bottom of the screen, just slightly, to bring up the Dock and I'm going to start with Photos. I'm going to bring the Photos app over to the right there so it appears as this floating window that I can move around. Now I can navigate inside of my Photos Library to different albums and Memories. Everything. So once I find what I want, which is right here, I can just tap and drag it over to the mail message. So now it inserts that into the message.
I can do the same with other apps. So let's do News. Put that there and then I can drag a news item over. I can tell that I can insert it because you saw that little green plus button there. Finally, let's do it with Maps. I can drag a location in here as well. So now I put a location, a link to a news item, and a photo in my message that I'm going to send to somebody.
Of course you can do this with other apps as well. For instance Pages. So let's try to add a photo to this Pages document. We'll bring Photos over and I'll drag and drop. It will import it in and now I can manipulate it just like a regular image that I've brought in. Let's try it with something in Safari. So here there's an image here in Safari and I can drag and drop from Safari as well.
You can even use this as a way to export photos. So here I am in the Files app and I'm going to bring up Photos in a window here. I can drag and drop from Photos into Files and it basically acts as an export and now I have that photo there in my iCloud Drive documents folder.