Google Photos could soon let you hide all the memes you backed up

A new setting within Google Photos will let you toggle the visibility of backed-up photos from other apps.

Google Photos could soon let you hide all the memes you backed up
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  • Google Photos could soon get a new setting to toggle the visibility of backed-up photos from other apps, letting you control whether these images show up in your primary Photos feed.
  • The feature also includes a custom setting to let you toggle the visibility on a per-app basis. Images from other apps will bear the tag of the app.
  • This feature is currently not live in Google Photos, and could be rolled out in the future.

Google Photos has several neat features that make it one of the best photo storage apps around where you can upload all your photos. Many people also use it as their primary photo management app (aka the default Gallery app), but there’s room for improvement here. And then there are people who use Google Photos as both, for storage and for viewing all their photos. If you fall in the second category, then there’s an important new feature that is coming soon to Google Photos that will let you back up photos from other apps while still keeping your primary Photos feed clean of unnecessary clutter.

To understand the change, one must understand the current behavior. Google Photos’ primary Photos view displays all your photos present and backed up in the DCIM folder. If you want to view photos that are present outside of the DCIM folder, i.e., media generated by other apps, then you can view those at Library > Photos on device, arranged by the respective device folders.