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How to Delete an Album Within Photos on macOS Catalina

Sometimes you may need to delete an album within Photos on macOS Catalina. But doing so is not as obvious as you might think. You can’t simply click on an album name and hit delete on your keyboard.

Instead you must control click on the album, then choose Delete Album. The same keyboard combo will also let you rename an album or duplicate it.

Delete Album
Delete Album

Note that this procedure doesn’t work with a Shared album. 

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Shared Albums is a feature formerly called iCloud Photo Sharing. It allows you to share albums privately, allowing your friends and family to like, comment, or even upload their own photos and videos.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis has over 40 years of journalism experience and has written hundreds of articles. For the past 20-plus years, he's been an online journalist, covering mainly Apple Inc. He's written for MacCentral, MacWorld, MacMinute, Macsimum News, Apple Daily Report, and is now contributing editor at Apple World Today.
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  • Is there a way to also delete the photos in an album from the library while deleting the album?