As Android displays the location of the file on the device, Google Photos renames “Archive” to “Hidden.”

Google Photos is making a modest change to make the Archive feature, which allows users to conceal photos and videos from the main feed, much more clear.

Today, when we updated Google Photos for iOS to version 6.1, we noticed that the prompt Archive is now called Hidden:

Albums and search results will still contain photographs that are hidden. The Hidden folder can be found in the Library view.

If you open a photo and slide up for the overflow menu, the Move to Archive button has been replaced with a straightforward Hide button. In the meantime, the Library tab folder’s icon changes from a slash through the eye to Hidden. Other functional adjustments have not been made.

Overall, this is a simple renaming process; although while email made the term “archiving” popular, the bulk of end users are probably more familiar with the term “hiding.”

Neither the web client nor any Android devices have yet received this Hidden modification.

In the meantime, a picture’s on-device storage location, right down to the folder, is now noted in the Android app’s Info tab along with its size. Update: As mentioned in our comments, this new area of Google Photos is simply being more explicit. After iOS and the web, the Backed up section is now also visible on Android.

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