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Can viewers see others in the folder?

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I have to share a folder with multiple parties but I don't want each to know that the folder has been shared with anyone else (even as avatars). If I give someone view only, can they see other avatars in the folder? 

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Re: Can viewers see others in the folder?

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Hey @rebecca10, since shared folder participants should be able to see each other within the share, it would be best if you shared a link to the folder instead, which will merely allow them to view & download a one-way, read-only copy. 
 
I hope that this answers your initial question & please do let me know on this discussion if you need further assistance or I’ve missed anything along the way. Thanks! 

 


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Re: Can viewers see others in the folder?

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Thanks Jane. If I do use "shared a link to the folder" will the participants be able to see the number of other participants the folder has been shared with? (for exmaple the number of avatars within the folder?) 

 

I want to share the folder with a number of participants but I want them to think they are the only one with access to the folder. 

 

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Re: Can viewers see others in the folder?

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@rebecca10 wrote:

... will the participants be able to see the number of other participants the folder has been shared with?


No. They can't see anything about the other people that have received or viewed the link.

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Re: Can viewers see others in the folder?

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Can they see that the folder has been shared with other people though? For example, within the folder there are 4 other viewers? 

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Re: Can viewers see others in the folder?

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Quick-fire answer --> No, provided that you share a link to the folder @rebecca10; if you proceed following our recommendation with Rich, recipients will only be able to view the content (but not each other). To get a better understanding of what will be visible to them, you could try creating a shared link from your own account & then copying it on an incognito window, ensuring that you're not signed in. 

Hopefully this brings a bit more clarity, however please let me know if you have any follow-up questions. Thanks again for keeping in touch here! 

 


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