How to Group Albums in Folders on a Mac 

Apple's Photos app for Mac allows users to organize photo albums in folders. Here's how to create folders and add photo albums to them on Mac.

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If you've created lots of photo albums on your Mac, it may be time to organize your photos by putting your albums in folders. Here's how to create and name folders, and add photo albums to them.

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Why You'll Love This Tip

  • Helps you keep your photos organized on your Mac. 
  • Keep similarly themed albums in a folder together for easy access.

How to Group Albums in Folders on a Mac

Learn how to drag albums into a new folder you’ve created or drag and drop albums to create a new folder. Note: this won’t work for shared albums. 

  1. Open the Photos app on your Mac, click My Albums in the sidebar, then click the plus sign. 

    albums in photos app mac
  2. Click Folder

    mac albums photo folder
  3. Name your folder and tap Enter

    name folder for mac photo albums
  4. Now, drag albums from the sidebar into your new folder. 

    mac folder for photos app

You can also drag and drop albums from on top of the sidebar onto each other to create a new file that contains these albums.

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