6 Replies Latest reply: Apr 18, 2014 12:16 PM by LennDawgNY
LennDawgNY Level 1 Level 1

I have 1 new invite in my iCloud Photo Sharing (Shared tab in Photos app).

Will this person be able to see all my photos if I accept this?

Solved by matt cms on Apr 18, 2014 10:40 AM Solved

Hello,

 

iCloud Shared Photos Streams are different from your personal My Photo Stream.

 

Creating a Shared Photo Stream consists of choosing specific photos that you would like to share, naming the stream, and choosing who you would like to share with.

 

If you are recieving this invite, it means that someone else has chosen specific photos and/or videos that he or she would like to share with you. Accepting this invitation will simply grant you access to the photos that they wanted to share with you. After you except, you may view them, 'like' them, comment on them, and contribute any of your own photos or videos to the stream (but only if you want). No-one on the stream will have any access to any of your own photos that you have specifically added to that Shared Photo Stream.

 

In short, no, they will not have access to your own photos.

  • JimHdk Level 7 Level 7

    They will be able to see the photos in your Shared PhotoStream.

  • LennDawgNY Level 1 Level 1

    I don't think I ever created one though. So, I'm guessing if I accept this invite, they would not see any of my pictures since I never created a Shared PhotoStream?

  • JimHdk Level 7 Level 7

    Are you sure that the invite is not to join someone else's shared photostream?

  • LennDawgNY Level 1 Level 1

    I go to... Photos - Shared tab - it says "iCloud Photo Sharing" - "view 1 new invitation"

     

    I click on that and it brings me to who invited me and to Accept or Decline.

  • matt cms Level 2 Level 2

    Hello,

     

    iCloud Shared Photos Streams are different from your personal My Photo Stream.

     

    Creating a Shared Photo Stream consists of choosing specific photos that you would like to share, naming the stream, and choosing who you would like to share with.

     

    If you are recieving this invite, it means that someone else has chosen specific photos and/or videos that he or she would like to share with you. Accepting this invitation will simply grant you access to the photos that they wanted to share with you. After you except, you may view them, 'like' them, comment on them, and contribute any of your own photos or videos to the stream (but only if you want). No-one on the stream will have any access to any of your own photos that you have specifically added to that Shared Photo Stream.

     

    In short, no, they will not have access to your own photos.

  • LennDawgNY Level 1 Level 1

    Thank you!