Standard function Shared Albums on iOS, iPadOS and macOS offers iPhone, iPad and Mac owners to easily share their photos and videos with any user (including Android, Windows, etc.). In this case, on the basis of the icloud.com website, a photo website is created from individual photos and videos or entire albums.
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What is it for?
The owner of such a photo website can invite other users to add new materials to the Internet album and share it with all or selected contacts.
It should be added that the function Shared Albums allows not only to share photos and videos, but also to rate and comment on them.
This feature can be very useful in travel or business trips – the footage can be automatically sent to a certain circle of people or posted in the public domain.
The resulting link to Shared Album can be viewed in the browser of any computer, tablet or smartphone.
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How to Create a Shared Photo (Video) Album in Website View with URL Links on iPhone or iPad
one… On iPhone or iPad, open the app Settings and go to section Photo…
2… Activate the switch Shared Albums…
3… Open the section Mediathek annexes Photo or a finished album created earlier (instructions) and press the button Select in the upper right corner, select a photo (video) to add to the “Internet album” and click the button Share this…
4… Select an option Share…
5… Enter the name of the album, for example: “Trip to Spain “ or “Wedding of Anton and Tatiana “ (in our case Apple) and press the button Further in the upper right corner.
6… Enter the email addresses (optional) of the users you want to invite to Shared Album (they will receive an e-mail invitation) or leave this field blank in order to create an “Internet album” with open access (in this case, your photos and videos will be visible only to those who receive a link to the album from you).
Click on Create…
7… Enter a comment for the photo or video (optional) and click the button Publish…
eight… Go to the app Photo in the tab Albums…
9… In chapter Shared Albums you will see all created albums with access. Select the one you are interested in.
10… To configure access, click the icon People in the upper right corner.
– to send invitations, click Invite Users… The selected users will receive notifications to the specified email address.
– in order to allow subscribers to also publish new photos and videos to your album, activate the switch Publishing by subscribers…
– in order to make the album available on the Internet via a link, activate the switch Open website… On the other hand, turn off this switch in case you need to remove the album from public access.
– in order to share a link to Open website, press the button “Share link “, from the pop-up menu that appears, select Copy…
– to enable notifications when new photos and videos are added from album subscribers, turn on the switch Notifications…
– to delete an album, click at the very bottom of the link button “Delete shared album “…
eleven. To add new photos and videos to the selected album, use the button “+”…
Created Shared Album will look on the Internet as concise tiles of added photos and videos that expand to fill the device screen when pressed. In addition, you can view the album in the Slide show…
mobile version Shared Album:
Computer version Shared Album:
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How to Create a Shared Photo (Video) Album in Website View with URL Links on Mac
one… Open the section Mediathek Applications Photo or finished album created earlier and select the photo (video) to add to the “Internet album”.
We talked about how to select photos (files) that are not nearby in the list on Mac in this article.
2… Click the “Share this“On the toolbar or follow the path File → Share on the menu bar.
3… Select “Shared Albums“. You will notice at the top of the small window the number of photos in the album that you will be sharing.
4… Select “New shared album“.
5… Give your album a name. You can add people to share with them right away, or you can postpone this step for later. Optionally, you can add comments to the album.
6… Click “Create“.
After that, you should see your newly created shared album in the sidebar under “Shared Albums”…
7… To configure access, click the icon People on the top panel.
To get a link to Shared Album, check the box next to Open website.
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When you create an album in Photos, you may not know that you will want to share your photos in the future. These can be photographs from a recent holiday or other celebration, or simply photographs of pets or your home projects.
Do you share your albums? Do you prefer to create them initially like this, or would you just use our advice if necessary?