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How to Create a Shared Photo Stream

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How to Create a Shared Photo Stream
Creating a Shared Photo Stream

Apple introduced iCloud's Photo Stream with iOS 5.0, but it wasn't until the iOS 6.0 update that Photo Stream became really interesting. This update added the ability to share your photo stream with friends and family, which makes it a great way to keep in touch. Learn More About Photo Stream.

You can even type in comments on photos in the shared photo stream. But first, you'll need to create one. We'll go over the steps to creating a shared photo stream on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch.

  1. Launch the Photos app.
  2. At the top of the screen are three tabs: Photos, Photo Stream and Albums. Tap your finger on Photo Stream.
  3. At the top left corner of the screen is a small button with a plus ( ) sign. Tap the button to begin creating your shared photo stream.
  4. First, add the contacts that will be allowed to view the photo stream. These contacts will see the shared stream in their photos app. You can add contacts by typing in their email address or tapping the blue plus sign to the right and choosing them from your contacts list.
  5. Next, name the photo stream. It is a good idea to give it a descriptive name so your friends and family can tell it apart from other shared streams. Including your name is often a good choice.
  6. By default, the shared photo stream is private, which means only you and the people you choose can view the photos. If you want anyone to see the photos, you can slide the Public Website off switch to on.
  7. Tap the 'Create' button in the upper right corner of the pop up window when done filling out the form. This creates the shared photo stream.

Next: How to Add a Photo to a Shared Photo Stream

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