Google Photos kept offering users different kinds of updates, ranging from sharing suggestions to improved image recognition features. Most of these new features were based on machine learning technology, but now the company decided to bring out something more basic as well. The new Archive feature allows user to either hide private photos or declutter their feed by storing pictures in a safe place.
This month brought machine learning features on Google Photos
At the beginning of this month, Google impressed their users by introducing several AI-powered features which greatly improved the quality of the Google Photos experience. These included sharing suggestions, for instance, which analyzed the faces in your pictures and then made recommendations on the people you might want to share them with.
Also, the service became more interactive. Google Lens was integrated in the camera, and allowed for better image recognition capabilities. Then, the app could identify objects in the user’s photos and offer them useful information about them.
The basic Archive feature is now available
Needless to say, these new features bring a lot of benefits, but some users might want something simpler from their photos app. Google thought about it, too, and brought a basic Archive feature at the users’ rescue. Do you think your feed is overcrowded with photos, or want to keep some images just for yourself? Now you can archive them.
These photos you send to the archive can still be found in albums or appear in search results, but they are no longer present in the main tab. The Archive feature should already be available in the Navigation tab, and keeps your feed cleaner without deleting shots you might not want to dispose of yet.
This is similar to Instagram’s move to introduce an Archive feature. Such an option is vital on Google Photos, which is more of a cloud storage alternative, but on Instagram might seem unnecessary. Users post photos on the latter when they do not want them to stay private, but sometimes they might want to remove a post from the public feed and keep it only for themselves.
The Archive option has already been rolled out on all Android versions of Google Photos. The company announced that it hadn’t reached iOS yet, but the feature should get there in the following days.
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