Memories: Sharing Videos

Apologies in advance if this is not the right place for this question.

I would like to be able to share a link to a video with an external (or even internal) user that brings them to the Memories playback page for that video, so that I can take advantage of the Memories HLS transcoding feature and allow the person I am sharing with to stream the video online, regardless of format. I have not yet found a way to so.

if i copy the Memories URL (the one that is in my browser while I am viewing the video) directly, it looks like: which external users can’t access, and which just brings internal users to their Memories landing page.

If I create an external share link via the side panel when I am looking at a video within Memories, it comes out like: which brings external or internal users to the regular Files/Photos page for that item. If I generate an internal share link, I get: ; obviously it doesn’t work for external users, and it brings internal users to the regular Files/Photos page for the video.

So I guess I have 2 questions: 1. Is it possible to share a link with another user (internal or external) that will take them to the Memories view page for that item? (If not, I’d like to request that feature as it is pretty crucial to my being able to move off Google Photos.) 2. If that functionality is already possible, how does one construct the link? The current share URL generators do not appear to work.


Did you figure this out ? Having the same issue, the links bring the users to the default app which cannot actually play videos back in my case, whereas the memories player works great.