Photo Stream has always been a nice feature, but it’s always felt a bit limited, because you can’t currently share your Streams with other iOS users. Now all of that is about to change with iOS 6.

Shared Photo Streams will allow you to share you photos on the fly with selected iOS users. This could be a great feature to keep family and friends in touch with what’s going on in your life…

Now you can share just the photos you want, with just the people you choose. Simply select photos from the Photos app, tap the Share button, choose who you want to share your photos with, and they’re on their way. Friends using iCloud on an iOS 6 device or a Mac running Mountain Lion get the photos delivered immediately in the Photos app or iPhoto.You can even view shared photo streams on Apple TV. If the folks you’re sharing with aren’t using an Apple device, they can view your photos on the web. People can like individual photos and make comments. And you can share as much as you want: Your shared photo streams don’t count against your iCloud storage, and they work over Wi-Fi and cellular networks.

Once you choose the albums you want to share, along with the people you want to share it with, your friends and family can comment and like your photos almost like they do on Facebook. In fact it feels very Facebook-ish, which is odd considering Apple is directly implementing Facebook within iOS 6.

What do you think about Shared Photo Streams?

  • Seems cool but I’m going to have to be very selective who I share my photos with.

    • christodouluke

      The feature is already very selective. It’s not like Facebook that makes all posts public until you say otherwise.

  • Soo no one more thing eh!!!

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  • Phillip_scott

    Couldnt someone make a jailbreak tweak that enables this on ios 5?

    • christodouluke

      That would be a huge waste of time

      • Phillip_scott

        concidering that ios 6 wont be relesed till fall, and it will most likely make it even more dificult to jailbreak, i dont see why someone wouldnt make this tweak.

        Also, most of the things they added to ios 6 are things ive allready have on my iphone. If someone could make this, there wouldnt be a reason for me to update my phone

      • christodouluke

        You don’t see why? You’d have to be deaf, dumb and blind. Sharing photos is already easy, people do it all the time on many social networks and by email and by text and by holding their phones in front of each others’ faces. Even if this feature came out today, I don’t see people flocking to it. What you’re saying is that a dev should work hard on mimicking a feature that’s already in iOS, doesn’t have any real advantages over existing features and will become obsolete in few months. Any dev would be a damned fool for doing it.

  • mca7715ter

    They say we can view them on the web…  WHERE?