Share album without creating re-sharable link?1 Recommended Answer
I understand that Google Photos is not a social network, unlike the recently-demised Google+. However, Google Calendar is not a social network either and I can choose who I share calendar events with, without having to make them public.
Unless I missed something, this is a glaring oversight. No amount of Photo Assistant magic will make up for the lack of privacy control.
All I want is to share my family photos only with my family and close friends - not just any random person who gets hold of the album link. Being able to revoke shared links is not good enough, nor is simply trusting that people with the link won't reshare it.
Please tell me I missed a feature! I've been happily paying for extra Google storage, but this is enough to have me looking for alternatives.
Edit: the Best Answer does not resolve either my requirement, nor Google's confusing and disappointing photo-sharing UX.
Edit2: removed the word "public" from the "public link" in the title, because it has caused the thread to veer off-topic into low-value semantic discussions over the meaning of the word "public".
You can also do this by clicking the Share button in Picasa Web Albums.
When I said "logged in to Google as one of the shifts", I meant "as one of the accounts", if that wasn't obvious from the context. Posting from my phone...
I don't actually mind using G+ to accomplish this, but it's confusing for people who don't use it or don't want to use it. Keep it simple in the app. However, the newest app has a "view albums shared with me" so maybe there's hope? I haven't tested it to see if it means shared with me... via G+ or not.
"Please tell me I missed a feature! I've been happily paying for extra Google storage, but this is enough to have me looking for alternatives."
I'm afraid there is no alternative offering the feature you want
Google was it
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