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I just switched to using the iCloud Photo Library and I enjoy the possibility to view my photos on any computer via the icloud.com web interface.

However, my Shared Albums do not appear in the iCloud Photos web interface.

Is that a limitation of icloud.com, or are there any steps to enable shared albums on icloud.com?

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You can’t as of December 2018:

No shared albums.

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    as of December 2020 still can't. Enjoy new emojis though.
    – Benny K
    Oct 16, 2020 at 6:11
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    as of August 2021 still can't. Aug 11, 2021 at 1:26
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    as of December 2021 still can't
    – Joe Seifi
    Dec 25, 2021 at 3:11
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    as of March 2022 still can't
    – jlevis
    Mar 15, 2022 at 22:29
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    As of June 2022 still can't Jun 7, 2022 at 23:05
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You can make any Shared Album visible on the web as a public website:

You can even share albums with friends and family who don't use iCloud. Just open a Shared Album that you created, go to the People tab on your iOS device or click the people icon on your Mac, and turn on Public Website. Your photos publish to a website that anyone can see in an up-to-date web browser.

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202786

In Photos, select the shared album, click on your little "head" icon on the top right to show the Public Website option.

Public Website

Public Website
Allow anyone to view this shared album on iCloud.com

Check Public Website. Distribute URL.

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    I think you miss the point. Of course one can share to the world and as such you the owner can now see them too. The fact that as the owner who creates the shared album can't see all their shared album on icloud.com website is really dumb!! The fact that a work around is to share with the world defeats the purpose of selective sharing.
    – Tarang
    Aug 31, 2017 at 3:33
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    How do find out what the URL is on which the album can be viewed? Apr 19, 2020 at 19:47
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    In this case, Apple really sucks. The feature is missing since years!
    – basZero
    Oct 5, 2021 at 11:04
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    @BrunoRijsman as of 2022 you may view your links on the iCloud site. On the photos sidebar, under Photos you have iCloud Links.
    – Vaiden
    Oct 14, 2022 at 14:25
  • @Vaiden when I click it, I have an empty view with "Share Photos and Videos" button, but none of the shared albums I have appear here. It would be an acceptable half measure at least. But the best solution would be under Albums > Shared Albums. But I guess apple are too busy to fix their busted up, half baked software Jul 31, 2023 at 11:24

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