how to text a pic from web directly on Android

Is there a way to send a picture say from the web, say from google image search? If I use the share button, it will send the link instead of the actual image… on IOS, you can simply hold on pic to copy and then paste it in the text message.. is there not a way to do this on Android? -also I have been able to download the pic to my gallery and send it from there, but is there not a way to do this directly?