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Shared album links should require a login
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If you create a shared album in Google Photos a link is created to automatically share the photos with the world even if you just specify a few users.  This is misleading to users as the links can be used by anyone to view these shared photos even if that was not the original intent.  Additionally, there is no way in the Google Photos app to view which albums are shared this way.

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  • Create a shared album
  • Add people to the shared album
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The shared link should restrict to the people you added.

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The shared link is viewable by anyone with a link.

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Clayton
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@Clayton,
You are right: anyone with the link can view. But in practice that's not "the world". 
Anyway: this is a user to user forum (volunteer users trying to help others). You can request new features by sending feedback directly to the Google Photos team:
  1. At the top left, open the Menu , then select Send feedback.
Do not expect a reply or any change soon: it's more like voting for new features.
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Thanks for the suggestion, I’ve submitted feedback.

My concern is this: These urls are in essence PII.  Since a URL is typically logged for diagnostic information, in essence my personal information is being given to any company between me and those I share pictures with when my intent was to restrict who I shared with.  In addition SSL does not protect me from this.  This is a problem.
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I'll second that request.  If I create an album and share it with someone, they shouldn't be able to forward the link and have other people view it.

Thanks for the feedback link @janvb.  I'll do that.
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