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Sharing photos with family
September 30, 2020
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Q: I would like to share my google photos with my children. However I do not want them to be able to change, add, or delete anything at this time. If I can do this could you please tell me how.


A: When you share photos, you are giving access for the person to see them. They cannot add, change, or delete them.

As for specifically how to share, there are several ways. I think the easiest way is to make an album and share a link to that album. From then on any photos you add to the album are shared automatically.
If you have the Learn Google Photos book, what I’m talking about is on page 122 – Sharing photos or an album with anyone using a link.
So for example, In my Google Photos library, I have compiled an album of my favorite photos from visits to National Parks. I can open that album and click the share button WdD-u4mwej4wxZobxyn4AgD-38fiX4N4J6FIeFkP9cdTOVfb8nk0RT1kgrSemqEa7Yl9A5zlRzN6J5JNFuGZmzGMKkMWo3pBjuymniPgq0Ur8xkVVlKL_vDuDVWFzVKbwn3PTGm0 then find “Copy Link” , then “Copy”. I now have a link that I can paste anywhere. 
Here is the link to my National Parks album:…..EzbbkrCUz7
You can click that link and see my photos but you cannot delete or edit them. If I add any more photos to that album, you will be able to see those as well.
Hope that helps
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