Google Photos Gets Archive Feature on Android, iOS, and Web

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During the latest iteration of the Google I/O developer conference, the Mountain View-based Internet giant said that its mobile photo management tool boasts more than 500 million of monthly active users in total, 200 million more than it did in mid-2016.

As reported by 9to5Google, the feature is now rolling out to Android users. Today, another improvement has been added to the app, which enables Google Photos users to tag themselves in a picture. From here, users can also un-archive any picture. Google revealed this feature just after one day it announced that it was making family sharing easier in this app.

Essentially, the archive feature is created to remove the clutter from your Photos stream or avoid a potentially embarrassing situation when letting someone scroll through your photos.

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We may have just seen Facebook bring the feature to Instagram, but Google is now also allowing users to archive their pictures and videos in the Google Photos app. It can be found when you browse through the saved photos and when you do so, you can choose to select them all at once. It may not be truly helpful but will be handy when you like to hide bills or other captured items that are not immediately required. Once the pictures have been hidden on a separate archive page they can be returned to the main feed at any time. However, those photos won't be removed from the album, means you can find them later if you want.

Google Photos is now getting an Archive feature on Android.