How to Create Shared iCloud Photo Album in macOS Mojave on Mac

Do you know that you can make a shared iCloud photo album in macOS Mojave and be able to allow anyone to view it—even without iCloud account? Follow along to get started with this well-thought-out feature and do toss up your inputs about it.

macOS Mojave is going to bring about a significant change in the way you share your album. Case in point, you can create a shared iCloud photo album in Mojave and allow anyone to view them even if they don’t have the iCloud account.

This new add-on lets you invite your friends to add images and videos to your album. Once onboard, they can also like and comment on your shots. You will be able to perfectly manage it and even revoke the access as and when you want. Read on.

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To get started, you must ensure you have already enabled “Shared Album.”

Enable Shared Album in macOS Mojave

To do so,

Step #1. Open System Preferences → Click on iCloud.

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Click on iCloud in Mac System Preferences

Step #2. Click on Options next to Photos.

Click on Options Next to Photos in iCloud

Step #3. Check the box for Shared Albums.

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Enable Shared Album on Mac

Once you have turned on the Shared Albums, creating one is pretty simple. Let me walk you through the steps!

How to Create Shared iCloud Photo Album in macOS Mojave

Step #1. Open Photos app on your Mac → Now, you need to select the photos you want to include in your album → Next, click on Share button at the top right corner.

Step #2. Next up, click on Share Albums in the menu.

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Click on Shared Album in Share Sheet in Mac Photos App

Step #3. Now, you can write a comment (optional) for the album. Then, click on “+” button.

Add Shared Album in macOS Mojave on Mac

Note: if you want to post your images to the already created album, select it.

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Step #4. Up next, enter the name of the album and click on Create. Check out the option to invite people. Once your friends have accepted your invite, they can add images to your album.

Create Shared Album in macOS Mojave on Mac

That’s it! To access this collection of images, click on Shared Albums and select your album.  Once you are in it, you can click on the People button at the top right to perfectly manage it.

How to Allow Anyone to View Your iCloud Photo Album

With macOS Mojave and iOS 12, you can allow anyone to view your shared album even if they aren’t using iCloud. To do so, jump over to this quick guide.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
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