Move photos to the archive

You can hide photos from your Photos view and move them to the archive. This can help you organise your photos and hide any that you don’t want to see too 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 can get an Assistant card to move it to the archive. Learn more.

Download the app, then take a photo

  1. Install the Google Photos app.
  2. After installing the app, take a photo of yourself or the setting around you.

Move images to the archive

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Photos app Photos
  2. Sign in to your Google Account.
  3. Select a photo.
  4. Tap More More and then Archive.
  5. Optional: To see any photos that you’ve archived from your Photos view, in the Google Photos app Photos, tap Menu Menu and then Archive.

Show archived images in your Photos view

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Photos app Photos
  2. Sign in to your Google Account.
  3. Tap Menu Menu and then Archive.
  4. Select a photo. Touch and hold to select multiple photos.
  5. Tap More More and then Unarchive.

 

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