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iCloud Folder Sharing for macOS Catalina "Coming this spring"

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What you need to know

  • Apple's website suggests iCloud Folder Sharing for macOS Catalina will now be released in Spring
  • Feature has appeared in Catalina and iOS 13 betas.
  • Release for iOS still listed as "later this fall".

iCloud Folder Sharing in macOS Catalina will not be arriving until this spring, according to Apple's website. As noted by MacRumors, the iCloud Drive folder sharing feature now appears with an asterisk which at the bottom of the page states "Coming this spring".

The full description of the feature states:

You can now share folders with a private link. Anyone who has access can see the folder in iCloud Drive, add new files, and get the latest versions of files.

This feature was available to users in the Beta of iOS 13 and early versions of Catalina, where right-clicking a folder on iCloud Drive gave users the options to generate a private link to a folder that could be shared through, Mail, Messages, AirDrop or even your contacts.

It now seems that Catalina users will have to wait a bit longer for the new feature. It was also removed from the final version of iOS prior to release, and the iOS 13 page of Apple's website pegs the release as "Coming later this fall."

Stephen Warwick
Stephen Warwick

Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.

Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple.