I uploaded some vacation pictures to Google Plus in an album. Is it possible to share a selected few photos from the album with my friend Mr.X? Will they be able to see the whole album if I share one or two photos from an album?

In other words, can I restrict access to some photos in a shared album?

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A Google+ album can have just one sharing setting at a time.

  • But you can choose and share only selected photos from that album, then the recipient can see only those images, not the whole album - as Google+ creates a new album for those shared photos. The rest stays private.

You can also move / copy those selected photos to a new album with wider sharing settings.

Note: If you tag someone in a photo inside an album, they see all the photos in that album.

Read more from Google+ Photos support: https://support.google.com/plus/answer/1407859?hl=en&ref_topic=1257351

An article about Google+ photos, albums and how to organize them: http://googleplushelper.blogspot.fi/2013/06/google-and-your-photos.html

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