Apple is delaying the launch of macOS Catalina’s new iCloud Folder Sharing feature until ‘spring’, according to an update to Apple.com that signals a further delay from the “later this fall” launch window that had previously been advertised.
Similar to Dropbox, the new iCloud Folder Sharing tool will allow users to share files with others by right-clicking a folder in iCloud Drive to reveal options to generate a private link to share access to the folder, with the option to send the folder via AirDrop, Messages, Mail, or with people in your contacts.
Additionally, anyone who receives access to the shared folder will be able to add and edit documents/files.
The ability to share folders has been a key feature of Dropbox for years. Currently, iCloud Drive only allows for users to share and edit single files, not full directories. iOS and iPadOS are both due to receive the new iCloud Folder Sharing tool however, Apple is still showing “later this fall” as the expected launch time online.