How to Share Photos and Videos from Amazon Cloud Drive with Others?

Shreyas Patil
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How to Share Photos and Videos from Amazon Cloud Drive with Others?

Amazon Cloud Drive is a great place to store your photos and videos. But what good is storing them if you can't easily share them with friends and family? Luckily, Amazon makes it simple to share your media from Cloud Drive in just a few clicks.

Using the Share Button

The easiest way to share photos and videos from Amazon Cloud Drive is by using the built-in Share button. Here's how:

Accessing Cloud Drive

  1. Go to Amazon Cloud Drive and log into your account.
  2. Click on "Photos" or "Videos" at the top to view your media.

Selecting Files to Share

  1. Browse and select the photos or videos you want to share by checking the boxes. You can select multiple files.
  2. Click the "Share" button at the top once your files are selected.

Choosing Share Options

  1. Choose how you want to share:
    • Email - Send files directly via email.
    • Message - Send via text, Facebook Messenger, etc.
    • Link - Generate a shareable link.
    • Embed - Embed media on websites.
  2. Select sharing permissions: View only or edit (if available).
  3. Click "Share" and follow any additional prompts.

That's it! The selected files will be shared via your chosen method. The recipient will be able to view, download, or edit the media if permissions allow.

Sharing Albums and Folders

You can also share entire albums or folders from Amazon Cloud Drive with just a couple extra steps:

Select Album

  1. Click "Albums" from the Cloud Drive menu.
  2. Check the box next to the album(s) you want to share.

Generate Share Link

  1. Click "Share" and select "Get link".
  2. Choose permissions (view only or edit).
  3. Click "Create link".

Copy this shareable link and send to anyone you'd like to share the album with. They can simply click the link to view the photos online or download them.

Adjusting Share Permissions

When sharing via link or email, you have the option to set permissions for what recipients can do:

  • View only - Recipients can only view media but not edit or download.
  • View and download - Allow recipients to view and download but not edit.
  • Full access - Recipients get full edit access and can add to shared albums.

To edit sharing permissions:

  1. Go to Cloud Drive and click "Sharing" in the left menu.
  2. Click "Shared with me" or "Shared by me".
  3. Click the 3 dots by any file and choose "Edit permissions".
  4. Adjust the permissions and click "Save".

Permissions will be updated for all recipients of that shared file or album.

Sharing Large Files

If you want to share a very large file, there are couple options:

  • Use file compressor - Use a free online tool to compress images and video into smaller file sizes for easier sharing.
  • Share via BitTorrent - Cloud Drive supports sharing large files through BitTorrent. Just make sure the recipient has a BitTorrent client installed.
  • Use file transfer service - Upload the large file to a service like Dropbox or WeTransfer which are optimized for sharing big files.
  • Copy to external drive - Copy the files to a USB drive or external hard drive and physically deliver to recipient.

Shared Folder for Family and Friends

For frequently sharing photos with family and friends, it's a good idea to create a shared folder that select people have access to.

Creating a Shared Folder

  1. In Cloud Drive, click "Add folder" to create a new folder.
  2. Name it something like "Family Pics" and add a description.
  3. Click the 3 dots next to the folder and choose "Share".
  4. Choose the people you want to share with and set permissions.
  5. Click "Share" and confirm.

Now anyone you granted access can view, add, and edit photos in this folder.

Adding Photos to the Folder

  1. To add photos, click "Add files" in the web portal or use the desktop app.
  2. Select the photos you want to add and click the destination as the shared folder.
  3. The photos will now be available for all shared users to view.

This shared folder is an easy way to maintain a single collection of media to share with family. You can also invite them to add their own photos.

Emailing Photos from Cloud Drive

If you want to quickly email a photo from Cloud Drive to someone:

  1. Right click on the photo file.
  2. Choose "Email" from the menu.
  3. A draft email will open with the photo attached.
  4. Enter the recipient and any message and send.

This will email the photo directly from Cloud Drive without having to download and reattach.

Posting Photos to Social Media

To quickly share photos from Cloud Drive to social media:


  1. Click the 3 dots next to the photo and choose "Post to Facebook".
  2. Add any message or captions and post.


  1. Click the 3 dots next to the photo and choose "Post to Twitter".
  2. The photo will attach to a draft tweet - add any message and post.

Other Networks

For other platforms like Instagram or LinkedIn, you'll need to first download the photo from Cloud Drive and then upload it normally to the social platform.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I easily share a single photo from Cloud Drive?

The quickest way is to right-click on the photo and choose "Email" to attach it to a draft message. You can also use the Share button to copy a link, embed it, or post to social media.

Can I share an entire album with someone?

Yes, you can share a link to a full album by clicking "Share" from the album options and selecting "Get link". Choose permissions and share that link.

What happens when I share a folder?

Sharing a folder allows anyone you specify to have ongoing access to that folder. They can add, edit, download, and upload new photos unless you restrict permissions.

How do I know if someone received the photos I shared?

There isn't a delivery confirmation, but you can check the "Shared by me" section to see active links you've generated. Also, require logins to view shared folders so you know only approved people accessed it.

Can I post a video from Cloud Drive directly to social media?

Unfortunately videos cannot be directly shared to platforms like Facebook or Twitter. You'll need to download the video first and then upload it normally.

What are the best practices for sharing photos of my kids?

When sharing photos of minors, it's best to only share with trusted friends and family. Use view only permissions, avoid public shares, and ask permission from parents before posting their child's image publicly.

What's the maximum size file I can share?

Amazon Cloud Drive has a file size limit of 2GB for individual files. To share larger files up to 5TB, use the BitTorrent sharing option.


Sharing your treasured memories and media on Amazon Cloud Drive does not have to be difficult. With intuitive built-in tools, customizable permissions, and shareable links, you can easily share photos and videos with friends, family, colleagues - or anyone else you choose. Just remember to use proper permissions, optimize file sizes when needed, and leverage sharing-focused features like social media integration. With Cloud Drive's help, you'll be able to conveniently open your photo library to others.

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