Google Photos Gets An Update With New Features: What You Need To Know

Alphabet’s Google has made some changes to their Photos app for their Android and iPhone users. In fact, Google has renamed the “Archive” capability to “Hidden” in Google Photos for iOS. This tool helps users to hide videos and images from the main stream. Moreover, the tech giant has also made some additions to the information panel for Android users.

According to a report from 9to5Google, iPhone users are getting a new prompt about updating Google Photos for iOS to version 6.1. This prompt reads: “Archive is now called Hidden” which confirms that Google has renamed the Archive section to Hidden for the iOS app.

Additionally, Alphabet company also said that hidden photos will be available in “albums and search results.” iPhone users can also find Hidden folder in Library view.


Apparently, whenever iPhone users open a photo in the updated Google app and swipe to the overflow menu, they would find a new “Hide” button instead of the “Move to Archive” option.

Meanwhile, the Library tab folder has also been changed and renamed from Archive to Hidden with a new “Slash through the eye” icon. No changes were added to the functionality of these sections, the report mentions.

The report also mentions that the tech giant has added important information to the info panel in the Photos app for Android. Google’s Photos app for Android users note the storage location on the device of an image that includes – folder and size, the report says. Moreover, the tech giant has also added the Backup section in the Photos app for Android users which was already available for web and iOS users.

Meanwhile, Google has announced a new update for its unified video calling platform – Google Meet. The browsing giant recently confirmed adding all of Google Duo’s features to Meet, as Google plans to merge two video calling services into a single platform.

The tech giant updated its blog post to announce that the new update that started rolling out last month would bring other features to Meet users like scheduling and joining meetings, virtual backgrounds, in-meeting chat and more, in addition to existing video call features.

Additionally Google has also announced that Google Meet is also getting the live sharing feature which would allow attendees to spend their breaks in a fun and interactive way.

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