With more than 500 million monthly active users, Google Photos has been rolling out useful features on its service lately.
At the recently held Google I/O 2017 developer conference, the tech giant unveiled AI-powered sharing suggestions and a Google Lens integration that will make its image recognitions even smarter.
Now Google has added one more update to allow users to hide photos in their smartphone. Google Photos latest features, Archive, enables users to remove images from the main Photos tab without deleting them from the library.
The update has already been rolled out for version 2.15 of Google Photos on Android — the feature should be coming soon to the web and iOS. Users will now see a new option above Trash that says Archive. Just open or long press a photo, tap the menu button that is on the top right, and select “Archive,” and the photo has been archived. Simple!
Archived photos will remain in albums and search results, with all appearing on the Archive page. Users also have the option to archive photos in bulk in the top right corner. And users can also un-archive any picture.
If you have friends who keep swiping a little too far, this update will be a blessing for you. In the main feed also, Google Photos will keep your private photos safe and hidden from those friends.
Recently, Instagram also rolled out a similar feature for users, which helps them to cover up the pictures, instead of deleting them.