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Share photo albums

After you create albums in Google Photos, you can share them with other people. You can allow people to:

  • Just view them
  • Add photos
  • Comment on them

You can change the level of access any time.

Let people view an album

  1. Open an album you made.
  2. At the top right, select More.
  3. Select Sharing options.
  4. Next to "Share," turn the switch on. Copy the link that appears and send it to people. Note that anyone who has the link will be able to see the album.

Turning this off

If you turn off "Share":

  • All comments and any photos that were added by other people will be removed.
  • No one will be able to see your album.

Let people add photos to an album

When you share an album, this will be on by default. To change this setting:

  1. Open an album you made.
  2. At the top right, select More.
  3. Select Sharing options.
  4. Next to "Collaborate," turn the switch on or off.
    (If you don't see this, turn on "Share" first.)

Turning this on

When this setting is on, anyone who has the link will be able to add to and see your album. If someone joins or adds photos to your album, you'll see their profile picture at the top of the album.

Turning this off

You can't stop individual people from adding items, but you can stop everyone from adding items.

Tip: To stop letting people see your album, you'll also need to turn off "Share album."

Let people comment on an album

When you share an album, this will be on by default. To change this setting:

  1. Open an album you made.
  2. At the top right, select More.
  3. Select Sharing options.
  4. Next to "Comment," turn the switch on or off.

Turning this off

If you turn this off, existing comments will stay there unless you delete them.

Delete comments

Tap the comment, then Delete comment.

To review all the comments you've made, go to the Activity Log.

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