Google Photos

Falling out with a friend or loved one is never fun, but it happens. Sometimes you get into a fight with a friend and care not to see them, sometimes you break up with a significant other. Or maybe they are taken from this world and you just aren’t ready for a photographic reminder of them anytime soon. Whatever the reason, Google Photos has your back.

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In a new update, Google is now making it easy to hide a person from appearing under people, which also prevents them from showing up in “rediscover this day” cards. Aside from hiding people you can’t stand, the other obvious use for this is for situations like group photos taken in public places where you didn’t know half the people in the first place.

Keep in mind this doesn’t actually remove pictures with tagged faces, it just keeps them from surfacing. The upside to this is you can easily un-hide people later on down the road if you change your mind.

In typical Google fashion, you can expect Google Photos 1.8 to rollout in stages, though we’ll be sure to update this post if we get our hands on the APK before it rolls out to everyone.

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A quick look at the new Google Photos app (video)

A quick look at the new Google Photos app (video)

May 29, 2015

What do you think of this feature? Can you see yourself using it or not? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Andrew Grush
Andrew is one of the three Managing Editors of Android Authority, primarily responsible for the overseeing of US team of writers, in addition to several other projects such as VR Source and more. He loves tech, gaming, his family, and good conversations with like-minded folks.