Google Photos on Android is getting an Archive button, an option that lets you remove images from the main photos tap without deleting them from your library. Google revealed this feature just after one day it announced that it was making family sharing easier in this app.
Hiding, not removing
With this Archive feature, you can hide some photos from your main feed. However, those photos won’t be removed from the album, means you can find them later if you want. You will find your archived photos in albums, in search, and definitely in an Archived folder.
How to use the feature
Archiving photos is quite a simple task. There are a couple of ways to do this. You can archive while you’re viewing your main Google Photos feed. Just tap and hold to select the photo you want to archive, and then select the Archive option by tapping the three-dot button in the upper right corner. On the other hand, swipe out the app’s side menu on the left side of your display, choose Archive, and finally tap the “+” button in the upper right corner.
The major benefit of this Archive feature is that you can hide some photos from the main tab of Google Photos. Not only will it help you hide identical photos, screenshots, and animations, but also it will help you hide photos you don’t want someone else to see. This feature is currently available on Android, and the web ad iOS version will be available soon.