Pictures is updating Archive to now be Hidden

With as many photos as we snap on our smartphone cameras, it is easy to get slightly overwhelmed. Pixel customers (in addition to everybody else who prefers utilizing Google Pictures) can conceal pictures from their picture gallery’s main view utilizing the Archive choice. No less than, that is the way in which issues have labored, however maybe in an effort to make its app slightly extra trendy sounding, Google is within the strategy of renaming Archive to Hidden.


On e mail accounts, we use the Archive choice to save lots of messages for reference later, instantly hiding chosen threads from our inbox. The Archive setting works equally on Google Pictures: you’ll be able to choose a number of pictures at a time and hit the Archive choice to cover them from the first gallery view. These pictures can nonetheless be present in albums and search outcomes.

Google is renaming the Archive perform to Hidden, so while you open a photograph and swipe up on it, you may see the Cover choice substitute the Transfer to Archive button. We see the identical shift happening within the Library tab. The change appears to be rolling out to the Pictures app on Android, and 9to5Google experiences the change can also be seen on the iOS app as of model 6.1. What we’ve not seen but are any of those adjustments showing within the Pictures net consumer.

Importantly, Google hasn’t damaged something about how the Archive perform works, and this can be a change in title solely. For the reason that information stay searchable, we do not counsel you keep away from hiding delicate information utilizing this technique, and counsel a Google Pictures Locked Folder, as an alternative. Apart from this delicate replace in terminology, the Pictures app on Android additionally now exhibits the “Backed up” part we noticed on iOS, detailing a file’s listing location within the telephone’s storage alongside its dimension and backup high quality.

Thanks: Mishaal