Apple has delayed the introduction of iCloud Folder Sharing in macOS Catalina until spring 2020, according to its website.
The key cloud storage feature has spent months in development and would have allowed users to share folders in their iCloud Drive with other Apple users via a private link.
It first appeared in early beta versions of iOS 13, before it was pulled prior to the official release for iPhones and iPads last month after problems arose during testing. As expected, iCloud Folder Sharing hasn’t made it to the Mac either.
In early beta versions of macOS Catalina, right-clicking a folder in iCloud Drive revealed a submenu that allowed you to generate a private link to the folder and share it via AirDrop, Messages, Mail, or with people in your contacts.
Anyone who received the link was able to access the folder in iCloud Drive, add new files, and stay up-to-date with the latest file versions.
MacDailyNews Take: Ugh! This is exactly what we need, pretty much daily. Are we crazy for thinking that we should this capability have already, long before now?
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]