Redesigned Photos Web App on iCloud.com Now Available for Everyone

After first testing out a new update to the Photos web app on the iCloud beta website earlier this month, Apple has now rolled out the update to all users (via Mac Generation). The overhaul to the app on iCloud.com introduces a macOS-like Photos experience with a sidebar that can be toggled on and off, and a scrollable thumbnail view of every photo in an album at the bottom of the site when looking at individual pictures.

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Previously, Photos on iCloud.com placed albums in a tab bar at the top of the site, so the update makes it easier to navigate multiple albums at once. To top off the navigation tweaks, there are also four action buttons in the top right corner of the web app for uploading, adding, downloading, sharing, and deleting albums and photos.

The Photos web app on iCloud.com is still lacking macOS and iOS features like editing, shared albums, memories, and people, which uses facial recognition to organize your photos on Mac and iPhone. Users can head over to iCloud.com to check out the new Photos update on the site.



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30 months ago
Next up—now that Facebook messenger sucks—iMessage on iCloud.com and iMessage on Android for cross-platform iMessage everywhere. I hope for a day where I can simply iMessage everyone.
Rating: 10 Votes
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30 months ago

Google photos is amazing. Recognises everything when you search, it even made a very nice movie of my holliday.


I'm not sure if that's a good thing.
Rating: 6 Votes
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30 months ago
Very nice, but it would be great if they could work on iCloud Drive for iOS. When I put photos on there, I cant even swipe between them. You have to exit each one and then click the next one and so on and so forth...
Rating: 6 Votes
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30 months ago

Very nice, but it would be great if they could work on iCloud Drive for iOS. When I put photos on there, I cant even swipe between them. You have to exit each one and then click the next one and so on and so forth...

An infuriating and nonsense issue that shows that no one at Apple really tests some of these features.
Rating: 5 Votes
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30 months ago
I'm surprised that Tim Cook let this become more like macOS and not like iOS, but i'm glad. This is much better in my opinion.
Rating: 5 Votes
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30 months ago
Wow it doesn't look beta anymore.

How many years did this take?
Rating: 4 Votes
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30 months ago

With non-stop memories with family, vacations, cats, etc., I've found my storage quickly filled with photos.

Both Apple and Google have an optimization function that kills the local high-res image to save device storage, but the number of pictures I have is using up all my cloud storage, as well.

I've been moving older albums and collections to Google Photos to free up iCloud storage. Unlimited photo storage (up to 16 MP, I believe) should help things, long-term.

I wish Apple did something like that.


Different business models. With Apple you pay them. Whereas Google get paid by selling ads.

I have a pretty large photo library so have ponied up £2.49 a month for the 200GB tier. https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201238. Free is great, but nothing is actually free.
Rating: 3 Votes
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30 months ago
Wow, just think, if they keep improving the Photos service at this rate, in two years it could be better than Google Photos....was 6 months ago.
Rating: 2 Votes
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30 months ago

Ok, better, but what am I supposed to do if I want to select about 150 photos?


Use the zoom in/out bar at the top:



then tap on first pic, shift+tap on last one.

Edit: just tried it doesn't work lol ,only command key works so yea.. you have to select one by one.. "it just works" you know..

Rating: 1 Votes
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30 months ago
Is there really no way to select multiple photos at once?
I would like to create a shared album. But not possible.
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