Sharing Photos on iOS

I was about to create a shared Photo Stream with my wife’s side of the family and figured I should probably be typing out what I did in case anyone else wants to know how to set it up. Shared Photo Streams is one of the new features in iOS 6, so everyone you invite has to be running it on their device. It’s a great feature that I hope I use more often and I hope apple improves on in future versions. Anyway, here’s how to do it.

Open the Photos app and into your camera roll. Tap edit in the upper right corner and select the pictures you want to add then tap Share on the bottom and tap Photo Stream. Tap New Photo Stream then enter the email addresses of who you want to see the pictures. Name the Photo Stream and select if you want to make it a public website or not then tap Next. Add a comment on the album you just created if you want then tap Post in the upper right. Everyone you invited will get a push notification asking them to join your Photo Stream. If you made a public website, you can go to Photo Stream and hit the blue arrow next to the album you just created. Just tap Share Link and you can email, iMessage, twitter or facebook the link.

It’s as simple as that! Good luck, let me know how it goes.