Google Photos update lets you 'hide' people

Google Photos update lets you 'hide' people
An update is circulating for Google Photos. With the latest version of the app, you can prevent pictures showing a particular person from surfacing under the People section of the app. By selecting to hide this person from appearing, keep in mind that events with him/her will not show up in "Rediscover this day" cards in the Assistant.

The update also adds Face grouping to Latin America, Canada, the Caribbean, Australia, and New Zealand. Parts of Asia, the Middle East and Africa will also be able to use the feature that groups similar faces together, to help you find quickly the person that you are looking for.

With Google Photos 1.8, you will now be able to pinch and zoom on search results. According to Google, the new version of Photos makes the app run spooky fast, and also contains some bug fixes. The update is rolling out to Android devices starting today (go to the Google Play Store and check My apps) with the iOS and desktop versions in line to be updated soon.

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13 Comments

1. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

Does anybody have a good gallery alternative go suggest? Don't want to use the photos app

2. Nexus4Matic

Posts: 37; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

QuickPic, great UI and customization

3. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

Thanks man! I will check it out

8. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

just turn off its cloud!

9. baldilocks

Posts: 1538; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

The app is still twice the size and uses triple the RAM of the previous non-CM versions. Version 4.3 is the last upgrade I will make until they get rid of the bloat.

10. vincelongman

Posts: 5723; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

BTW Version 4.5.2 was the last one before the acquisition from CM Unsigned apk here (Play Store wont ask you update it)http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=62586395&postcount=10251

11. baldilocks

Posts: 1538; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Yeah, I usually convert them to unsigned apps when they make way too many changed. Did that with Snapchat when they introduced all those 'channels'.

13. Penny

Posts: 1859; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

I use OneDrive for auto uploading, can also serve as a gallery. I don't like the fact that Photos app only gives you unlimited storage if you allow them to reduce the size of the files (i.e. compress the photos).

4. baldilocks

Posts: 1538; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Use an OLDER version of QuickPic. The new one is Ad filled and Spammy. That's what happens when you sell out.

6. Nexus4Matic

Posts: 37; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

I have yet to run into any ads with this app and I have been using it for at least 2 years

7. baldilocks

Posts: 1538; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Just wait. They keep wanting to sell you their Cloud services. It's twice the size the app was in the previous version and uses a lot more RAM. Versions 4.3 and earlier are the best.

5. surethom

Posts: 1715; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

I wonder when people will come to the UK?

12. baldilocks

Posts: 1538; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Android def needs a stand-a-lone gallery and music app. Google Music and Google Photos are just way too much.

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