Google Photos is now getting an Archive feature on Android. With it, you can hide photos from your main feed, but still find them later on if you want. Your archived photos will still appear in an Archive folder, in albums, and in search.
There are a couple of ways to archive a photo. When you’re viewing your main photos feed, you can tap and hold to select the images that you’d like to archive, then tap the three-dot button in the upper right corner and select Archive. Alternatively, you can access the slide-out menu on the left side of your display, tap Archive, and then tap the icon with the + button in the upper right corner.
This Archive feature could come in handy for a couple of different things. Not only can it help to clean up your main feed of photo duplicates, screenshots, but you can also use it to hide photos that you don’t want someone else to see if they’re scrolling through your photos and accidentally go to far back or forward.