What is the difference between "Shared" versus "Non-Shared"?

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On, when I'm attempting to send pictures by e-mail, I see the phrase, "Your album is shared. Do you want to share with too?" I do not understand this ambiguous statement at all. What exactly does "share" mean in the context of using it with Then, why does the program ask me if I want to share with also? What exactly is the difference?? Also, what is the difference between an "Album" and a "Group Album"?? Hopefully I can find an online tutorial which will answer these questions for me. In the meantime, I'll appreciate any helpful responses.


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There are two levels of sharing/access:

A --Share only to those who receive a link to something specific you are sharing

B --Share on this makes your album publicly visible, so that anyone can view the photos if they know how to find your personal gallery (for example, if one receives a separate share link to another album, and wants to check out your gallery to see what else you are sharing). This second share method is publicly visible, meaning anyone can view your publicly visible albums if they somehow discover your personal URL on

You can see which albums you have set for Private vs. Shared (option A above), vs. Public (option B above), by signing into your account, and going to My Gallery

TO answer your other question, Group Albums allow you to collaborate on photos (editing and sharing) with other members. Here's a FAQ on how to set up Group Albums:


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Why do Group Albums not show up on the public view of my gallery? Only the regular albums show up. I'm trying allow others to edit multiple albums without having to get individual emails inviting them each time to view. Only way it seems to do that is to make the whole gallery public, but it doesn't seem there is a way to make a Group Album public. Please advise.