How To Share iCloud Photos With Other People Using Shared Album

Fortune Osinachi
Fortune Osinachi - Freelance Writer
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With the help of iCloud, you can easily share your photos with anyone you want, and they can access them from any device.

You can use iCloud Photo Sharing with Family Sharing feature that offers you a secure shared album with family, friends, or colleagues in one space.

To use the Shared Albums, you’ll have to create the album firstly and also toggle on Shared Albums in Photos settings menu.

In this article, you’ll learn how to easily share your iCloud photos with others following these simple steps.

How To Create Shared Album On Photos App

If you want to create a shared album using Photos app, it is easy. This album will be shared with whosoever you wish to add.

Step 1: Enable Shared Albums

Before you can share your photos with other people via iCloud, you’ll need to enable the Shared Albums option.

Go to Settings and tap on Photos. Then toggle on Shared Albums.

Step 2: Create Shared Albums

To create a shared album on Photos app. You simply have to open Photos app > tap Albums > tap the + sign at the top left > and then tap New Shared Album.

Step 3: Choose a name and create

Choose a name for the shared albums that you want to use and tap on Next.

Then you’ll be asked to add the people you want to shared it with, you can always do this later. Tap on Create.

Step 4: Add Photos

After creating the Shared Albums, you’ll see it under the Shared Albums section with a tag; Created by you.

Tap on the Album and then tap on the + (plus) icon to add the photos you want to share. After selecting the photo, you can write a text, then tap on Post at the top right.

You can also do this by tapping and holding the Album, and from the option display, tap on Add Photos.

How To Share iCloud Photos With Others Via Shared Album

If you want to share iCloud Photos with others, you will have to first create a shared album.

After creating a shared album, you can add photos to the album and then invite others you want to see the photos in the album.

The invited person also need to enable shared album from their Photos app settings.

All you have to do is, go to the Photos app to create a shared ablum, add photos to the album and then invite people to see the album.

After creating the Shared Albums, you’ll now be able to add people to see the photos you’ve added.

Step 1: Tap the 3-dots

Open the Shared Albums you’ve created that you want to share the photos with others and tap the three (•••) dots at the top right and tap Invite People from the options.

Step 2: Invite People to add

Tap on + Invite People and put in the person Apple ID you want to share the Album with.

Step 3: Tap Add

You can also add people from your contact by tapping on the circle + icon on the right side. After adding the people you want to invite, tap on Add at the top right.

After following this guidelines, you will be able to share iCloud Photos with other people of your choice.

You can add as many subscribers to a shared album as you want. All you have to ado is keep adding.

Subscribers are those people you share the album with. Subscribers can also add photos and videos to the shared album if you allow them to Post.

How To Delete Shared Album Via Photos App

When you want to delete a shared album, it can be done via the Photos app as well. To delete a shared album via the Photos app.

Open the Photos app > move down to Shared Albums and open the one you want to delete> tap the three dots (•••) at the top right > tap Delete Album.

You can also tap and hold the Album, and then from the option display tap on Delete Album.

How To Remove A Person From A Shared Albums

If you are fed up with a subscriber or mistakingly invite a wrong person to the Shared Album, removing the subscriber is the option.

To remove a shared album subscriber is easy and can be done through the Photos app on your iPhone.

Step 1: Open the Photos app

All you have to do is, open Photos app and navigate to Shared Albums section and open the one you want to delete the person on.

Step 2: Tap three dots

Tap the three dots (•••) at the top right, then tap Shared Album Details, then select the subscriber your want to remove.

Step 3: Remove the person

Once you see the person you want to remove, tap the subscribers name and then tap on Remove Subscriber at the bottom.

It is very useful when it comes to sharing Photos with other people. All you have to do is create an Album on your photos app to share to them.


This article has all you need to know on how to share iCloud Photos with other people.

You’ll be able to create a shared album, invite subscriber to the album and also delete a shared album.

FAQs on How To Share iCloud Photos With Other People

Yes, it has a storage limit as it can accommodate up to 5000 photos and videos.

The only way to free up space on a shared album is to delete old or irrelevant photos and videos from the album.

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By Fortune Osinachi Freelance Writer
Fortune Osinachi is an experienced freelance tech writer specializing in consumer technology. With 5 years of expertise, he delves into comprehensive guides for iOS, macOS, and Windows on Techvocast. His work also extends to prominent online media platforms including What Gadget, iGeekPhone, Xiaomitoday, and MobiGaming.
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