Move photos to archive

You can hide photos from your Photos view and move them to archive. This can help you organize your photos and hide any photo that you don’t want to see often.

Any photos that you archive:

  • Will still be in any albums that they were added to, search results, and folders on your device.
  • Won’t be used to create movies or animations.

If you have a document, receipt or photo that doesn’t look like it should be in your Photos library, you might get an assistant card to move it to archive. Learn more.

Move images to archive

  1. On your computer, open
  2. Sign in to your Google Account.
  3. Select a photo.
  4. Click More Moreand then Archive.
  5. Optional: To see any photos that you’ve archived from your Photos view, click Menu Menuand then Archive.

Show archived images in your Photos view

  1. On your computer, open
  2. Click Menu Menuand then Archive.
  3. Select a photo. To select multiple photos, point to each photo and click Select.
  4. Click More Moreand then Unarchive.


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