Google Photos has rolled out a new archive feature

Google Chromecast latest update for its Photos app Google Photos is now giving users the tools they need to hide their private photos from the gallery without deleting them. The app has received a couple of some exciting updates in the last few months. A new feature is now hitting the Google Photos app in the coming months. The new feature called Archive will help you to remove all of your private images from the main Photo Tab without even removing from your library. Additionally Google also included Google photos with their family sharing feature where it will let you share snapshots and videos with more than six family members which will be another add on.

This new Archive feature on Google Photos App was first spotted by 9to5 Google.To use this new Archive feature, for the pictures you want to save but don’t want them others to see, all you need to select them in the Google Photos app. Once the photos are selected, just press the menu button which is on the upper right-hand side of the screen and then clicks on the button “Archive” that will pop up at the bottom of the screen. The photos will then immediately disappear from the main view but don’t worry as they are no permanently deleted. The photos that you have archived will still be accessible on the album and can be searched as well.

If you ever want to access the archived pictures, all you need to go to main menu button in Google Photos which appears on the upper left-hand side of the screen. Once click the menu button, you will see a menu item that says Archive. Just click on the Archive button, and it will show all you photos organized by date.

With this latest update, you also have the option to Archive Photos in bulk, and all the photos that you have archived are stored on a separate page to the main view.

This new Archive feature is currently available for only Android users with the latest version of the Google Photos app 2.15. It will roll out across the web and iOS app over the next few days.