Share photos & videos

You can share photos, videos, albums, and movies with any of your contacts, even if they don't use the Google Photos app.

Share photos & videos in a conversation

  1. On your computer, open photos.google.com.
  2. Sign in to your Google Account.
  3. Place your cursor over a photo or video, and click Select Done
  4. Click Share Share.
  5. Under "Send in Google Photos," select people to share with. 
    • To share with one person, click their name.
    • To find someone specific, click Search . Enter their name, phone number, or email address.
    • To share with a group, click New group, and select multiple people.
  6. Optional: Write a message to go with your shared media.
  7. Click Send.

Tip: There is a 20,000 photo limit on conversations. 

Create a shared album

Important: If you share an album that automatically adds photos of face groups, anyone with access to the album can view photos as they're added.

  1. On your computer, open photos.google.com.
  2. Sign in to your Google Account.
  3. On the left, click Photos.
  4. Place your cursor over a photo or video and click Select Done
  5. At the top, click Add to or create new Add
  6. Click Shared album and then New shared album.
  7. Enter an album title. 
  8. At the top right, click Share
  9. Select who to share the album with and click Send Send.

Send a link or share through other apps

Important: When you share a link to your album, anyone with the link can view and add to the album or photos. Learn how shared album controls give your photos more privacy.

 
  1. On your computer, open photos.google.com.
  2. Place your cursor over a photo or video, and click Select Done
  3. To send a link, click Share Share
  4. Choose how to share your link. 
    • To share a link, click Create link.
    • To share through other apps, choose the app you want to use.

Manage, review, or leave your albums & conversations

Find albums & conversations you’ve shared

  1. On your computer, go to photos.google.com.
  2. At the top left, click Sharing . You'll find your shared albums, conversations, and sharing activity, like comments and recently added photos.
  3. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, at the bottom, click Show more

Leave an album

Important: When you leave a shared album, all of the photos, videos, comments, and likes you have added will be removed.

  1. Click the album. 
  2. At the top right, click More More and then Leave album.

Leave a conversation

Important: When you leave a conversation, all of the photos, videos, comments, and likes you have added will be removed.

  1. Click the conversation. 
  2. In the conversation, click your account icon or initial.
  3. Next to your name, click Leave.

Remove people or items from albums & conversations

Remove someone from an album

Important: You must be the owner of the album to remove someone.

  1. Open the album you want to remove someone from.
  2. Click More More and then Options.
  3. Scroll to find the contact you’d like to remove.
  4. Click More More and then Remove person.

Remove photos & videos

  1. In a shared album or conversation thread, click on the photo or video. 
  2. At the top right, click More More and then Remove.

Remove comments & likes

  1. In a shared album or conversation thread, click on the comment or like. 
  2. Click Delete.

Learn about what happens when you share photos & videos

When you send to a contact in Google Photos:

  • People get an in-app notification and a push notification. If it’s a new album or conversation, they get an email notification.
  • The shared items appear in their Sharing page.
  • Their account profile photo or initial is added to the album or conversation and will appear faded until they view the album or conversation.
  • When they view the album or conversation, their account profile photo or initial will appear in the activity view next to the latest photos, comments, or likes they have viewed.
  • If they join, like, comment, or add photos to a shared album or conversation, their profile image changes to their account profile photo or initial.

When you add photos or videos to shared albums or conversations

  • Your account profile photo or initial will appear next to the latest photos you added.
  • If you share a video captured fully or partially in slow motion, viewers can watch any part of the video at a slower speed in their own player.

When someone shares an album or conversation with you

Important: If you think someone is spamming you, you can block or report them. 

  • You’ll get an in-app notification and a push notification. If it’s a new album or conversation, you’ll get an email notification.
  • The shared item will appear in your Sharing page.
  • When you view the album or conversation, your account profile photo or initial in the album will light up and appear next to the latest photos, comments, or likes you have viewed. 
  • If you join, like, comment, or add photos in a shared album or conversation, your account profile photo or initial will appear next to the action you took. 
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