Don t we all have those images on our phones that we want to keep, but we don t want anyone to see? You know, the ones you click one someone texts you Send N***s? Yes, those! And just in time, Google Photos has released a new update that is a perfect solution to this problem. Google‘s latest update for its Photos app will now let you archive photos from the main feed and hide them away, helping you de-clutter and privatize some of those personal photos. Called the Archive feature, it essentially lets you remove images from the main Photos tab without deleting them from your library.
It s pretty simple to use, here s how. Whichever image or images you want to archive, tap and hold on them, and then tap on the vertical ellipsis (…) menu on the top right. The drop down will give you three options — Delete device copy, Backup now, and Archive – you choose Archive. You will notice that the image is gone from the main menu.
Those who already have the feature should see a new Archive option in the navigation drawer just above Trash. Archiving is accessible from the overflow menu of any picture, with a tutorial popping up the first time you use it. Archived photos will remain in albums and search results, with all appearing on the Archive page. This view basically replicates the main photos view and has the option to archive photos in bulk in the top-right corner. From here, you can also un-archive any picture. ALSO READ: Google Photos update brings electronic stabilization for videos, new photo editing tools: Here s how to use them
Besides the obvious bonus of being able to hide your nudes, Archive is also a pretty good feature when you have to share a library with someone or family members and don t want certain images just floating about in the main feed. You can even archive away repetitive photos, screenshots, or whatever you might not want to see while scrolling through the gallery. This Google Photos update is out now for version 2.15 of on Android, and the feature is expected to come soon to the web and iOS as well. ALSO READ: This new Google Photos advertisement takes a dig at iPhones with 16GB storage