macOS High Sierra

Add or remove subscribers to shared albums

You can add and remove subscribers to your shared albums at any time. You can also change the settings for a shared album, such as whether subscribers can add their own photos to it, and whether people without a Mac or iOS device can view it on the web.

WARNING: If you plan to remove a subscriber from a shared album, let the subscriber know in case he or she wants to save any photos or video clips from the shared album. When you remove the subscriber, you immediately remove the album and its items from the subscriber’s devices.

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Add and remove subscribers to a shared album

  1. Click a shared album under Shared in the sidebar.

  2. Click Collaborate button in the toolbar.

  3. In the To field, do one of the following:

    • Invite a new subscriber: Type an email address.

      If the person you’re inviting doesn’t use iCloud, select the Public Website checkbox.

    • Remove a subscriber: Select the subscriber’s email address, then press Delete.

    • Reinvite a subscriber: Click the down arrow beside the subscriber’s name and choose Resend Invitation.

  4. Click Collaborate button in the toolbar or select a different shared album.

When you invite (or reinvite) someone to view a shared album, the person receives an email asking them to subscribe. When you remove an existing subscriber, the album is immediately removed from the subscriber’s devices.

Change settings for subscribers to a photo album

  1. Click a shared album under Shared in the sidebar.

  2. Click Collaborate button in the toolbar.

  3. Do any of the following:

    • Allow subscribers to post their own photos and videos to the album: Select Subscribers Can Post.

    • Allow people who don’t have a Mac or iOS device to view the album: Select Public Website.

    • See a notification whenever a subscriber makes changes to a shared album: Select Notifications.

      Note: Subscribers who view your shared album on the web can’t comment on the items in it or view new comments posted by you or others. To make comments visible to someone without a Mac or iOS device, post the comments before you invite the person to view the shared album.

  4. Click Collaborate button in the toolbar again.