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iCloud: Add photos or videos to a shared album

Add photos or videos to a shared album

At any time, you can add more photos and videos to a shared album. When you do, subscribers to the shared album receive a notification that new items have been added. You can add videos up to five minutes long.

Note:   Shared albums are called shared streams on iOS 7 devices.

On an iOS 8 device

  1. In the Photos app, tap Shared at the bottom of the screen, then tap Sharing at the top of the screen.

  2. Tap the shared album you want to add to, then tap the Add button .

  3. Find photos or videos to add.

    For example, tap Photos, Shared, or Albums to find photos.

  4. Tap the photos and videos you want to add, then tap Done.

  5. Enter an optional comment, then tap Post.

You can also add to a shared album by first selecting photos and videos in the Photos app. After you select them, tap the Share button , then tap iCloud Photo Sharing. Select a shared album by tapping Shared Album. Enter a comment (optional), then tap Post.

On an iOS 7 device

  1. In the Photos app, tap Shared at the bottom of the screen, then tap Streams at the top of the screen.

  2. Tap the shared stream you want to add to, then tap the Add button .

  3. Find photos or videos to add.

    For example, tap Photos, Shared, or Albums to find photos.

  4. Tap the photos and videos you want to add, then tap Done.

  5. Enter an optional comment, then tap Post.

You can also add to a shared stream by first selecting photos and videos in the Photos app. After you select them, tap the Share button , then tap iCloud. Select a shared stream by tapping Stream. Enter a comment (optional), then tap Post.

On a Mac using iPhoto or Aperture

On a Windows computer

  1. Select iCloud Photos under Favorites in a folder window of File Explorer (Windows 8) or Windows Explorer (Windows 7).

  2. Double-click the shared album you want to add photos or videos to.

  3. Click “Add photos or videos” in the toolbar.

  4. In the dialog that appears, do either of the following:

    • Drag photos or videos to the dialog from another window.

    • Click “Choose photos or videos.”

  5. Click Done.

Last Modified: Oct 30, 2014
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