How to Share Videos from iMovie to Shared Albums on iPhone?

Shreyas Patil
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How to Share Videos from iMovie to Shared Albums on iPhone?


Sharing videos from iMovie to Shared Albums on your iPhone allows you to easily distribute videos you've edited to friends and family. With just a few taps, your professionally edited masterpieces can be viewed by anyone you invite to your Shared Album.

Prerequisites for Sharing iMovie Videos to Shared Albums

Have an Apple Device Running iOS 16 or Later

Shared Albums require iOS 16 or later on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Make sure your device is up-to-date before beginning.

Create or Join a Shared iCloud Album

You'll need an existing Shared Album set up in the Photos app to add videos to from iMovie. If you don't have one, create a new Shared Album or join one started by a friend or family member.

Have Videos Edited in iMovie

You'll select finished videos from your iMovie library to add to the Shared Album. So first, launch iMovie and edit some videos you want to share.

Step-by-Step Guide for Sharing to a Shared Album

Open Your Project in iMovie

From the Projects browser, tap the video project you want to export and share. This will open the timeline view.

Tap the Share Icon

In the top-right corner of the screen is the share icon. Tap this to open the share menu.

Select Shared Album

This will open a share sheet with various export options. Tap "Shared Album" to continue.

Choose the Desired Shared Album

A list of your shared albums will appear. Tap the album you want to add the video to.

Configure Shared Album Settings

On the next screen you can tweak settings like which video resolution to share and whether to share the video immediately or manually later. Configure as desired.

Tap Share

When ready, tap the "Share" button at the bottom to add the video to the album. Share multiple videos by repeating this process.

Additional Tips for Sharing iMovie Videos

Edit Meta Data Before Sharing

You can add titles, descriptions, tags, locations and more in iMovie. Including descriptive meta data makes your videos easier to find in Shared Albums.

Share Unlisted if Desired

When first adding people to a Shared Album, you may want to share "unlisted" so only those with the link can see the content before making it fully public.

Remotely Manage Shared Video Access

Use the Photos app to remove videos from Shared Albums, change visibility levels, or edit who has access. You retain full control over shared videos.

Quick Tip to ensure your videos never go missing

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I add multiple videos to a Shared Album at once?

Unfortunately, there is no batch sharing option in iMovie currently. You'll have to select and share videos one at a time. But you can repeat the process quickly for each video you want to share.

Can I share an iMovie project instead of a final exported video?

No, Shared Albums only supports standard video formats like .mov and .mp4. To share an iMovie project, you'll first need to export the final edited video.

What video resolutions are supported for Shared Albums?

You can share video up to 4K resolution to Shared Albums. But keep in mind not all devices support 4K playback if sharing widely. HD or 720p resolution is usually sufficient.


Sharing edited iMovie videos to Shared Albums is a breeze with just a few taps. Make sure to have the needed prerequisites in place, follow the step-by-step walkthrough above, and customize share settings to your needs. In minutes, your friends and family can enjoy your masterfully edited creations.

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