How to hide unwanted memories in Google Photos

Google Photos app on a Pixel 4a held in one hand outdoors.
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Google started rolling out a new "Memories" album for Google Photos on iOS devices last year. Android devices started getting the feature in 2021 followed by a "Memories" widget. The widget feature launched on iOS first, followed by Android this month. While many will appreciate random trips down memory lane, not everyone is a fan. If you don't want to see specific unwanted memories, here's how you can hide them.

How to hide unwanted memories in Google Photos

1. Open Google Photos on your phone.

2. Tap your profile picture on the upper-right corner.

3. Tap Photos settings.

4. Tap Memories.

5. Tap Hide people & pets to hide memories with specific people or animals. 

6. Tap Hide dates to hide memories from certain days.

Once you've hidden memories of certain individuals and pets or specific dates, you won't see those unwanted memories in Google Photos anymore. If you'd like to change the frequency and type of memories, you can find the notification settings and advanced settings in the same place as the Hide people & pets and Hide dates options.

Do more with Google Photos

Now that you've gotten rid of unwanted memories in Google Photos, learn how to do even more with the app. It is a very useful way to store images and videos as they are in the cloud and can be accessed from anywhere. You can even save your phone's storage space by deleting local files. Here are the 7 best tips and tricks you need to know to get the most out of Google Photos.

Namerah Saud Fatmi
Editor — Accessories, speakers, and tablets

Namerah enjoys geeking out over accessories, gadgets, and all sorts of smart tech. She spends her time guzzling coffee, writing, casual gaming, and cuddling with her furry best friends. Find her on Twitter @NamerahS.