iCloud: Invite people to view your shared albums in iCloud

Invite people to view your shared albums in iCloud

Sharing an album is an easy way to share just the photos and videos you want with just the people you choose. They can view, like, and comment on your photos and videos, and they can download your photos. They can also add their own photos and videos to your album using an iOS device, Mac, or Windows computer.

On a Mac using Photos

  1. In the Photos app on your Mac, select the photos and videos you want to share.

  2. Click the Share button in the toolbar, click Shared Albums, then click New Shared Album.

  3. Type a name for the shared album, then type the email addresses of the people you want to share the album with.

    The New Shared Album dialog in Photos on a Mac.

    If you want subscribers to be able to view the shared album from an iOS device, be sure to use the email addresses associated with their accounts.

  4. Click Create.

Note: To let invitees add their own photos and videos to your shared stream, open a shared album, click the Collaborate button in the toolbar, then Select Subscribers Can Post. To share your album on the web, select Public Website. After you select Public Website, the shared album’s web address appears.

On a Windows computer

  1. Go to New Shared Album.

    • In the iCloud for Windows app (version 10): Choose Start menu > iCloud Shared Albums.

    • In the iCloud for Windows app (version 7): Open File Explorer (Windows 8 or later) or Windows Explorer (Windows 7), then select iCloud Photos.

  2. Click “New shared album” in the toolbar.

  3. Invite people to subscribe by entering their email addresses, then name your new shared album.

    The New Shared Album window on a Windows computer.
  4. To let people view your shared album on the web, select the public website option.

  5. Click Next, then drag photos or videos to the dialog that appears, or click “Choose photos or videos.”

  6. Click Done.

Your invitees receive an email and a notification asking them to join or subscribe to your shared album. Invitees using an iOS device or a Mac with OS X 10.8 or later also receive invitations in Notification Center.

Invitees using Apple TV can accept shared photo album invitations, view shared albums, like photos, and read comments about photos.

If you turn on the Public Website option in your shared album settings, anyone can view your album on the web, even if they don’t have Shared Albums set up.

Note: If you selected the public website option for your shared album and want to know the shared album’s web address, open the shared album on your Windows computer, then click Info in the toolbar.

Published Date: Jun 20, 2019