Apple added in iOS 12 the ability to share photos and videos using temporary references

The advantage of this function is that you can send to unlimited number of people and not to consume the Internet traffic. It will be active for 30 days from the moment of creation.

In this tutorial we’ll look at how to turn photos and videos into links to the iCloud.

For starters, make sure that is enabled in the settings option of the iCloud Photos.

Step 1: go to “Photo”.

Step 2: select one or more photos.

Step 3: click the share icon in the lower left corner.

Step 4: select “Copy links to iCloud”.

Step 5: after you create links to navigate to any instant messenger and paste the link in the message string.

When you click on the link, the recipient will be taken to the page the uploaded photo. He also will receive information about title, author and the validity of the links. Images can be downloaded to any device.

To cancel the availability of the file via the link you need:

  • go to “Photos”.
  • choose the tab “For You”.
  • to open the image.
  • click on the ellipsis in the top right corner.
  • choose “Close access”.
  • How to install iOS 12 without waiting for the fall, we told earlier.


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