Shared Album limits

Shared Albums don't count towards your iCloud Storage, but there are limits to the number of photos, albums and invitations you can share.

Shared Albums limits

These are the Shared Albums hourly and daily limits:

  • Maximum number of photos and videos from a single contributor across all shared albums, per hour: 1000

  • Maximum number of photos and videos from a single contributor across all shared albums, per day: 10,000

Some additional limits for shared albums:

  • Maximum shared albums an owner can share: 200

  • Maximum shared albums a user can subscribe to: 200

  • Maximum subscribers per shared album: 100 (the number of subscribers on each shared album)

  • Maximum combined number of photos and videos from all contributors in any one shared album: 5000

  • Maximum number of comments per photo or video in a shared album: 200 (a comment can be either a like or a text entry)

  • Maximum characters per comment: 1024

  • Maximum number of invites a shared album owner may send per day: 200

Supported file types for Shared Albums

Shared Albums upload a copy of your data. Downloaded content may not contain the same information as the original.

  • Image formats: HEIF, JPEG, RAW*, PNG, GIF, TIFF

  • Video file types and formats: HEVC, MP4, QuickTime, H.264, MPEG-4

Shared Albums also support special formats that you can capture with your iPhone, such as slo-mo, time-lapse, Live Photos and Memory videos. When shared, photos are reduced to 2,048 pixels on the long edge, except panoramic photos, which can be up to 5,400 pixels wide. You can share GIFs that are 100MB or smaller.

Videos can be up to fifteen minutes in length and are delivered at up to 720p resolution.

Due to storage limitations, your Apple TV might display only your most recent photos.

*You can't upload RAW photos to Shared Albums on your Windows PC.

Sharing Suggestions limits

Sharing Suggestions are limited to 5000 items with a maximum share size of 1GB.

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