Stop sharing an album & manage settings

You can change who can see photos, videos, or albums you’ve shared in Google Photos. You can do this if you own the album.

Stop sharing an album

If you stop sharing an album:

  • Other people won’t be able to see your album.
  • Comments and photos that other people added will be removed.

To stop sharing:

  1. On your computer, go to photos.google.com.
  2. On the left, click Sharing.
  3. Open a shared album.
  4. In the top right, click More More and then Options.
  5. Turn off Share.
  6. Click Stop sharing or Delete.

Note: If someone already downloaded or copied photos or videos you shared, turning off sharing will not delete those downloads or copies.

Stop people from adding photos to an album

If "Collaborate" is turned on, anyone who has the link to your shared album can add photos. 

To stop people from adding photos:

  1. On your computer, go to photos.google.com.
  2. On the left, click Sharing.
  3. Open an album.
  4. In the top right, click More More and then Options.
  5. Turn off Collaborate.

Notes:

  • You can't stop individual people from adding items, but you can stop everyone from adding items.
  • You’ll still see photos that other people added, unless you remove them.

Leave an album

When you leave an album, your photos and comments will be removed and you cannot be re-invited to the album.

  1. On your computer, go to photos.google.com.
  2. On the left, click Albums.
  3. Open an album.
  4. Click More More and then Options and then Leave album

Manage your likes and comments

Stop people from adding comments and likes

If you turn commenting off, people won't be able to like your photos. You’ll still see existing likes and comments unless you delete them.

  1. On your computer, go to photos.google.com.
  2. On the left, click Sharing.
  3. Open an album that you created.
  4. In the top right, click More More and then Options.
  5. Turn off Comments & likes.

See all comments

To see or delete all of the comments and likes that you've made, go to the activity log.

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