How to Cre­ate and Share Pho­tos Album on Sam­sung Galaxy Phones

Parth Shah

Samsung offers a native Gallery app on all Galaxy phones. It’s full of useful features and comes with OneDrive integration. The app rivals the Google Photos service on Android. Users can easily create albums and share them with others using the Gallery and Google Photos app. Here’s how you create and share photos albums on Samsung phones.

Create and share albums on samsung

First, we will use the default Gallery app to create photos album on Galaxy phones. Then, we will take Google Photos as an example of third-party app to create and share photos albums. Let’s get started with the Gallery app.

1. Use Samsung Gallery App

The Gallery app on Galaxy phones is feature-packed with tons of photo/video editing options. Users can also create photos albums on it. Here’s how.

Create an Album

Step 1: Open the Gallery app on your Samsung Galaxy phone.

Step 2: Go to the Picture tab.

Step 3: Long-press on a photo to select it. Select multiple photos that you want to add to an album.

Open gallery app
Photos selected

Step 4: Tap on the More button at the bottom.

Step 5: Select Move to Album.

Move to album
Create a new album

Step 6: Tap on Create at the upper right corner.

Step 7: Give your album a relevant name and select Create.

Add album name

Step 8: Move to the Album tab and you will see the newly created album at the bottom.

Share an Album

Now that you have created an album on the Gallery app, it’s time to share it with friends and family. Go through the steps below.

Step 1: Open the Gallery app and go to Albums.

Step 2: Long-press on an album and tap on the Share at the bottom.

Share an album
Share album

Step 3: You have two options to choose from. You can either share an album via Quick Share (Samsung’s sharing solution) or Nearby Share (Native Android sharing method).

Shared albums
Share with samsung account

Alternatively, you can tap on the hamburger menu and go to Share albums. Tap on Get Started and create a Shared album.

Now, you can use contacts or Samsung email ID from others to share an album with them.

This method might be confusing those who don't have a Samsung ID. The previous method to share an album using the Gallery app will only share photos. You can’t collaborate with others in real-time by letting them make changes.

2. Use Google Photos App

Google Photos is here to overcome the limitations of the Samsung Gallery app. Google’s Photos storage service nails the sharing part. Let’s first create an album on it and then share it with others.

Create an Album

Step 1: Open the Google Photos app on your Samsung Galaxy Phone.

Step 2: Go to the Photos tab and select the photo you want to add to a new album.

Open google photos
Add photos to album

Step 3: Long-press on photos and tap on the + icon at the top.

Step 4: Tap on Album from the bottom menu.

Create an album on google photos
Add name to google photos album

Step 5: Give it a title. When you add a title, you also have an option to attach a location to an album. Tap on the location icon at the top.

Before creating an album, you can tap on the photo icon at the top and add more photos to the album.

Add location while creating album

Select Ok at the top, and you are good to go with the created album in Google Photos on a Galaxy phone.

You can check the newly created album from the Library menu in the Google Photos app.

Share an Album

Unlike the Gallery app, you don’t have to worry about other users not having a valid email ID. Most users have Google email ID to begin with. You can easily share an album with them, and even better, let them add beautiful memories to the shared album.

Step 1: Open Google Photos and go to the Library menu.

Step 2: From the Albums menu, tap on the Album that you want to share.

Go to library menu
Share album on google photos

Step 3: It will open the album. Select Share.

Step 4: You have two options here. You can either share an album with another person directly or get a link.

Share google photos link

Step 5: Tap on create a link. The link will be copied on your device clipboard.

Go to options menu
Collaborate google photos album

Now, tap on the three-dot menu at the top and select Options. Enable Share photo location and Collaborate (if you want others with link access to add photos of their photos in the album).

Create and Share Photos Albums on the Go

What’s the point of snapping hundreds of photos when you don’t know how to share them with others effectively? Instead, use the Gallery app if the other users have a Samsung ID. Otherwise, you can go with Google Photos to create and share albums on Galaxy phones.


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Parth Shah

Parth previously worked at EOTO.tech covering tech news. He is currently freelancing at Guiding Tech writing about apps comparison, tutorials, software tips and tricks and diving deep into iOS, Android, macOS, and Windows platforms.