If you want to set up a simple and free collaborative album between your iOS and Android—and even desktop—friends, we highly recommend you use Google Photos. It captures the same experience—shared albums, collaborative album building, shared comments, and more—in a way that is totally cross-platform.
Just follow these steps to share your existing photo albums:
- Open the Photos app.
- Tap the album you want to share.
- Tap Select > Select All.
- Hit the Share icon in the bottom left.
- In the popup menu, tap Add to Shared Album.
- Tap Shared Album > New Shared Album. …
- Title your Shared Album and tap Next.
Does iCloud photo sharing work with Android?
Your friends and family with Android phones can join in the fun of iCloud photo sharing. You can share iCloud pictures, videos, and even albums with Android users.
Add photos and videos
- In the Photos tab or from within an album, tap Select and then select the photos and videos that you want to share.
- Tap the Share button , then tap Add to Shared Album .
- Choose the album where you want to share your photos. Then tap Post.
Share in a conversation
- On your mobile device, open the Google Photos app .
- Sign in to your Google Account.
- Select a photo, album, or video.
- Tap Share .
- Under “Send in Google Photos,” select people to share with. To share with one person, tap their name. …
- To share, tap Send.
If you’re not sure know how to do this, follow these steps. Tap Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Photos. Turn off Shared Albums. … The albums and photos will automatically be added again when you turn this setting back on.
Make sure both your iPhone and the other member’s iPhone have iCloud Photo Sharing AND iCloud Photo Library turned on. Make sure you have the same settings set up on your Mac/iPad if you use any.
Sharing albums is simple. Go to the settings menu on your phone, select iCloud, then Apps Using iCloud, then Photos, then toggle on iCloud Photo Sharing. Go back to your Photos app and hit that cloud icon again and you’ll get a blank page (no problem).