shared folders show up in Photos app
I love the new feature (released in July 2015 I think) where folders that are shared with me can be added to my OneDrive.
However, I'm dismayed to learn that any photos in those shared folders do not show up in either:
a) The Photos experience at onedrive.com
b) In the new Windows 10 photos app.
If I'm adding a shared folder to my OneDrive then I consider that folder to be part of my OneDrive just like all the other photos so i'd expect photos to show up in the Photos experiences. please could you change the Photos experience on onedrive.com and the Photos app on Windows 10 so that such photos show up. Thanks.
This one feature is likely going to force the move to Google... Even though I like the MS Photos app more than Google Photos via the Web, family members are having a low tolerance of not being able to really see shared pictures!
Agreed! My family shares a folder of pictures across almost a dozen Windows laptops. We can see the shared photos in Windows Explorer and every other third-party photo viewer app, but the Windows Photo app inexplicably refuses to include the folder. Not even an error message when you try (and fail) to add it.
Even though this did not reach 500 yet, can anyone from Microsoft please comment on this?
Jer Finney commented
Not me jus who here
Selecting "All Photos" from the drop down does not work. One drive does not share photos with other users in a way that they can see it in the photos experience from what I can tell.
Dan Gough commented
I bought a 365 family account thinking I could have a shared family photos folder that I could browse from the OneDrive app on my iPad.
But both that app and the web app for Onedrive photos are only showing the photos from my personal OneDrive and not any shared folders. Not to mention that unlike the web app, the iPad app insists on showing me every picture stored in my OneDrive including random icons etc.
I may end up not renewing and moving to iCloud or Google instead if they provide a better shared photos experience, but would prefer to stick to OneDrive if possible!
Selecting "All Folders" in the "Show photos from" drop down should include the shared folders that have been added to my One Drive.
I have to admit that my wife is sharing pictures with me from iphone automatic upload to onedrive as part of family room, but we cannot see all the pictures in the photos central location which makes it very hard to organise pictures and select the best pictures from both of us. Please, this is a basic feature which has to be done ASAP. Do you mind providing a timeframe on when this will done?
There is some functionality for photos in shared folders when using the iOS app. Not the full album display but you are able to use the different tags such as places, people, animals videos etc. The shared photos and videos will be displayed but only the one for the selected tag.
So for some reason there is more functionality in the iOS app compared with a Windows 10 PC...
I completely agree, this is the one thing stopping me from purchasing a 365 family account. You need to be reminded that photos are the number one thing that families share between each other. Without this basic function what’s the point of purchasing a 365 home package for 6 users when they can’t even easily view shared photos. This requires an urgent fix.
Please add this feature! I changed from dropbox to onedrive and now i cant share our pics in the family via the photoapp! please change thos in the next update. thank you
A real pitty that all our automatically uploaded pictures cannot be viewed in one central place like the photos app. I've been spending hours to find a work around...
The intention was to share the photo of my phone with the ones on the phone of my wife. So that we can see our photos all together on each phone. Also I wanted to make overall albums in Microsoft Photos. Both is not possible.
BTW: Google Photos supports this feature
Thierry AMAND commented
i would like to be able to see as one photo collection my OneDrive pictures and my wife Camera roll altogether. same for my wife, she has to be able to see her camera roll, my camera roll and the family pictures
How is that still not implemented? Not only it is annoying, but also makes experience of using one drive extremely inconsistent.
I would also like to see the photos my wife and I take together without having to duplicate them to both of our OneDrive accounts and waste space. Please make this happen!
I think that this is an important feature for families. My wife and I both have pictures shared to each other. However, we can't see all of the pictures in one spot (Photos Tab in OneDrive). Please consider making this happen.
I believed this was a basic function of a cloud drive / sharing service - certainly one as integrated with the OS as OneDrive. Until I discovered it is not... :-( Please enable this.
Andre Heeks commented
I moved away from Google Drive because shared folders were ignored by Google Photos and now I've discovered OneDrive has the same problem.
Microsoft please fix.