iCloud Shared Photo Library in iOS 16 finally makes photo sharing easy

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Apple today announced iOS 16, and the common thread is definitely “customization”! Indeed, iOS has never been more customizable than it was in iOS 16, with a brand new lock screen experience and many other changes to Apple’s mobile operating system.

But nowadays we never take pictures just for ourselves – we usually take pictures with the aim of sharing them with our partner or with our closest relatives. Apple is perfectly aware of this and has introduced a new feature that will help photo sharing immensely.

This is where iCloud Shared Photo Library comes into play.

Shared iCloud Photo Library offers families a new option to share images by creating a dedicated iCloud library where up to six members can collaborate, contribute, and enjoy their photos. Users can share current images from their personal collections or share photos based on a start date or people in the photos. It will use your existing iCloud storage space, so you need to make sure you have enough available to facilitate all your photos and videos.

With a new setting in the Camera app, users can choose to automatically share photos to either the Shared Library or your Personal Library, where they are kept just for your eyes. In addition, users get intelligent recommendations to share a photo with others from the Shared Photo Library. For example, you can also choose to have iCloud Shared Photo Library automatically share when you take photos with other members of your library who are nearby.

Any user of the Shared Photo Library can add, delete, edit, or favorite shared photos or videos that appear in their Memories and Featured Photos, so everyone can experience more complete family moments.

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