This iPhone feature brings Instagram-like comments to your shared photo albums

The best of sharing photos with friends and relatives is seeing their reactions to your memories. Yes, you can always post your photos on Instagram, facebook or another social media app to get their comments, but sometimes you may not want the world to see that particular photo of your cat or what did you eat for dinner?

Sharing photos virtually is not the same as browsing a physical photo album in person. But photo sharing apps have tried to digitally recreate that experience by making it possible to create shared photo albums. On the iPhonethis functionality is built into Apple’s main Photos app.

And it’s not just about looking at each other’s photos; you’ll probably want to respond to them too. All it takes is a few quick taps.

photo of someone petting a cat, shared on an iPhone

You can easily comment on photos in shared albums on iPhone.

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Respond to shared photo albums on your iPhone

  1. Open the Photos app on your iPhone. This will pull up your iPhone’s camera roll.
  2. Press Albums Tab at the bottom of the screen, between the For you and Search options.
  3. Scroll down to Shared albums† Here you will find all albums that have been shared with you and shared albums that you have created.
  4. Tap the photo you want to comment on.
  5. Press Add comments option. If you don’t see this option, tap the button that indicates how many likes or comments the photo currently has. You should see a comment box appear after pressing that button.
  6. Write your comment and press the send button.

That’s all. View our collection of iPhone tips and tricks for more advice. Also take a look at how to unlock your iphone’s secret trackpad to make typing easier and all details about iOS 15.5

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