How do I download an album that's been shared with me on Google+?

I've read these instructions on Google support:

  1. From your stream or someone's profile, click on the name of the shared album you'd like to download.
  2. Click the dropdown icon > Download album.

However, I don't seem to have the Download album option. I've only got View post activity, Mute post, and Report this post.

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If the pictures have really been assembled into an album by the user (rather than, for example, just aggregated by Google+ for a particular day), then:

  1. Go to the person's profile page;
  2. Find the album in the Photos section;
  3. Click the down arrow in the top-right corner of the album frame;
  4. Click "Download" (see image below).

This will open a dialog to save a ZIP file containing all of the images in that album.

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  • 2
    Thanks @JoeDeRose. In the image you enclosed - where it says "download" for you, it says "slideshow" for me... any idea why?
    – Cheshie
    Nov 8, 2014 at 19:40
  • Same for me. I think Google has removed that option. :( May 9, 2015 at 17:34

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