Apple postpones feature launch to share iCloud Drive folders

Apple postpones feature launch to share iCloud Drive folders

Without fanfare, Apple has delayed until next year the launch of the feature that allows users share entire iCloud Drive folders, according to your website. Until then, the option was expected to debut with the macOS Catalina, which was released yesterday.

On the macOS 10.15 resource page, Apple says iCloud Drive folder sharing will be «available in 2020». On the other hand, on the iOS 13 page, the company says that the feature will arrive «soon». Presumably, Apple did not update the iOS page stating the postponement, since the current iOS 13.2 beta does not support the function.

The unreleased novelty had also come out in the first beta versions of iOS 13; it was removed in time for the final release of the mobile system after problems arose during testing. In test versions of macOS Catalina, the feature was displayed by right-clicking on an iCloud Drive folder, revealing a new submenu that allowed you to generate a private link from that directory, allowing you to share it via AirDrop, Messages or with your contacts other apps.

Sharing folders on macOS

Currently, it is only possible to share individual files on iCloud Drive, putting the Apple cloud platform at a disadvantage when compared to rival storage services like Google Drive it’s the Dropbox – which have been providing folder sharing capabilities for a long time.

If you still want to use iCloud to share multiple files, it is possible to make a small “gambiarra”, which is to share a compressed file with the contents you want to distribute – or alternatively, create an image file using the Disk to share it on iCloud.

via MacRumors