Recently we went on a family trip and everybody was taking pictures. We all are part of a Onedrive family plan.

How we can create an single album that includes everyone's photos?

Do we each need to upload them into a single account or are there "family album" settings somewhere I cannot find?

I am new to OneDrive. I found out how to share my albums with a person, but this is a bit different as I want to merge albums from multiple accounts from our family group.

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You all need to upload them to the same shared OneDrive folder.

You can share a OneDrive folder with your family group and they can add their own photos to that folder if you give them sufficient privileges.

You can share a OneDrive album with your family group however they cannot add photos to that album.*

* Fixes or workarounds for recent issues in OneDrive > "Items weren't added" error when uploading to a shared album

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    ok, I see, I will try, thank you. I hoped inside family they had some shared functionality as it makes sense when a family goes on a trip or have an event they can organise a shared gallery without uploading to a second place.
    – Mykola
    Commented Feb 26 at 12:08
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    @Mykola I think this is a case of a storage app trying to wear too many hats. A dedicated cloud-based photo app like Google Photos (there are others) would likely be a better fit for album sharing. Best photo storage and sharing sites of 2024
    – Blindspots
    Commented Feb 26 at 14:12
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    Ok, I guess this is the only way. I have Amazon Prime and can use it for photos, but I hoped to have all files in one place - the documetns and the media files. Thank you!
    – Mykola
    Commented Feb 26 at 22:35

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