FYI – changes to how Photo Sharing is handeled – Thanks to +Tim St

20 Oct 2011 admin In G+ Posts Tags: ,

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Hello Google+ community! I'm +Tim St. Clair, an engineer on the Google+ Photos team with another update for you.

We want Google+ to be a safe place to share your photos, and today, we’re launching a quicker way to see and change how all your albums are shared. When you visit the Your albums page (in the menu at, you will see a link to Change how your albums are shared.

Click the link to see the current sharing settings for all your albums. From here you can:
– Change who an album is shared with
– Lock an album so that viewers can’t reshare it
– Hide geographical location information from an album

Thanks, and happy sharing! As always, keep the feedback coming!

Comments: 5

  1. Tim Kerr 20 Oct 2011 Reply

    That's great, But why is the "Photos" Link on the black bar taking us to the same page as the photo icon instead of Picasa now. It's kinda redundant to have two links taking you to the same page.
    Even though the web albums at Picasa are the same as the ones we share here at G+, there are still options and settings at Picasa that can't be accessed via G+. Now we have no way to link to Picasa from G+, but have two ways to access our photos here at G+.
    That makes no sense..

  2. Brent Burzycki 20 Oct 2011 Reply

    I think that is being done to keep people on plus and start to steer away from picassa…..

  3. Tim Kerr 20 Oct 2011 Reply

    Why, Picasa belongs to Google and that is where the images are hosted anyways, Correct?
    I wouldn't have any problem with it only if we had all the tools and options we do at Picasa. Such as Moving or copying from one album to another, Map Locations, rearranging photos within an album, which photo will be the album cover, etc etc..
    I would prefer all that to be at one location, namely here at G+ even if the image are hosted at Picasa.

  4. Glen Berry 20 Oct 2011 Reply

    I totally agree with +Tim Kerr.

  5. Brent Burzycki 20 Oct 2011 Reply

    +Tim Kerr I would assume they are coming… I see google merging many services and this is yet another one…

    Well I can hope we will see all of these services merging and hopefully not losing features…

    I was never a user of Picasa – thou it does seem many were and many are not happy with the change…

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