Apple rolls out updated Photos web app at


Apple has debuted a major update to its web-based iCloud Photos app at, presenting a new user interface that more closely resembles the macOS Photos app. A new sidebar is enabled by default which provides more streamlined browsing of photo albums, although as in the corresponding macOS app, users can choose to toggle the sidebar off using a button at the top of the screen. Multiple photos can now be selected, and action buttons in the top-right corner will apply to all selected photos, allowing you to share, download, delete, or file several photos at a time; individual photos can also be organized into albums via drag-and-drop into the sidebar. Viewing an individual photo also now displays a carousel of thumbnails at the bottom of the screen, allowing you to quickly browse through other photos in the same album.

I don’t use iCloud Photos but this looks like a decent update to start bringing it more in line with macOS Photos app.

  • lkalliance

    Looks good, and snappier. What I don’t see is a way to zoom out of Moments back to a Years view. Perhaps way too many image calls for that?

  • I just get a long pause when I try to open the new version. “Network unavailable or slow. The application is taking longer to load than expected.”

    I’ve got “150MB down” (measured at over 100 just now without turning anything else off), so I think the message is full of crap.

  • Caleb Hightower STILL can’t handle PNGs for some seemingly, retarded, arbitrary reason.

  • Antti Vanhanen

    Still no shared albums :/