The best way to share photos – with a link

Sharing photos with a link

Recently we did our show on the multitude of ways to share photos using Google Photos. See Episode 247 here. This article is to reiterate that the best way to share is by using a link. There are 3 benefits to sharing with a link:
  • Anyone with the link can view the photo(s)
  • It doesn’t take up any space, it’s just a link
  • If you share an album, and they ‘join’ the album, they’ll see future additions

Share one photo with a link

On Computer/Web: Open the photo you want to share and click the Share button. Find the “Create Link” button and click that. Copy the resulting link, and paste it wherever you want. In an email, a Facebook post, a text message, etc. When your friends see the link, they can click on it and see the photo. Like this:
On iPhone: Open the photo you want to share and click the share button (square with up arrow) Next tap the ‘Share To:” link and scroll down to find Create link. Follow the prompts to Create link and it is copied. Now go to where you want to share it and paste. If you don’t know how
to copy/paste on a phone, check out the video at the end of this message.

Share an Album with a Link

If you have an album of photos and you’d like to share them all, it’s easy with a link.
On Computer/Web or Mobile
  • Open the album
    and tap the share icon – you should see it just above the top of the album
  • Now find the “Create Link” button. On iOS you’ll find it under “Share To:”
  • Once you’ve copied the link, you can paste it anywhere your friends will find it. They don’t need to use Google Photos, they don’t even need to have a Google account. Anyone who clicks that link, will see the
    photos in the album.
  • IF they do use Google Photos, they can “Join” the album. That means that they will be notified any time you add new photos to that album.
  • Here’s a sample album about scuba diving. All you have to do is click the link to see it:

To learn more, make sure to review Episode 247: Sharing with Google Photos

Memories are improved with sharing!
Jim and Chris, aka Geeks on Tour

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