Have you ever shared your Google photos album with your near and dear ones? This happens when we share the link of an album in our Google photos with a person who is not very tech-savvy, may by our parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents. They may accidentally or unknowingly share the link somewhere and the sad part is the users won’t even get notified about this. Since there is no solution for this yet, here is a trick that will be going to helpful for you to keep your photos private.
Follow these steps to keep your photos private
- As a first thing, you need the share the link of the album to your friends and family, whomever you want. Once everyone joins the shared album, then tap on the ‘Library’ tab, and then click on the three-dot menu and finally option ‘option’
- Now, click on the toggle button of the option ‘ Link Sharing’ to disable it. You don’t need to worry, all the existing users will continue to view the album as it is. Even if anyone shares the earlier link to someone, then they won’t be able to view your photos or join the album.
- You need to imbibe the habit of disabling the link sharing option after everyone joins the shared album to keep your photos private.
- Along with that, you can also try a quick sharing menu in Google Photos for sharing photos and videos privately. Like this, Google Photos adds members internally instead of generating a link.
Do follow these steps every single time you create a shared album and keep your photos private.