Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

You can erase all traces of your ex with this new Google feature

eternal-sunshine.jpg
google_photos.png

Google gets breakups.

It understands that reminders of a once 'significant other' recently transformed into a 'figure of regret and pain' aren't what you want filling your social feed.

But it also understands that you might not want to go deleting every trace of them (because at 3am on a drunken Saturday morning, you might actually want to indulge in a cathartic, snotty weep over those old loved-up holiday photos).

Which is why Google Photos has just introduced a helpful new Hide feature, allowing you to remove people from the "Rediscover this day" function. 

Under the People tab of Google Photos, you can now select the faces of people or groups you'd rather not see. This will prevent you from receiving reminders about shared pasts, avoiding any gut-churning moments of future awkwardness.

It won't delete their images from your cloud store - it'll just stop slinging them in your face.

Now, could someone ask them to create a similar block for those awkward "Plz tak me bck?" texts?

[Via: Konbini]

Related

beats.jpg

Apple's second Android app is getting trolled with 1 star reviews

1.jpg

Study says being sarcastic can make you more creative

elixir.jpg

10 essential booze apps

rexfeatures_4621228l.jpg

6 iPhone tips and tricks you'll wish you already knew

miitomo.jpg

Nintendo's first mobile app isn't what you'd expected (or wanted...)

crying1.jpg

Is it OK to cry at work?

Comments

More

An awesome paper cycling helmet wins Dyson design award

Only £4, and it'll save your life

by David Cornish
17 Nov 2016

Netflix finally confirms it's working on downloadable content

It's official, people

by David Cornish
03 Nov 2016

How Android users can now cast Harry Potter spells on their phone

Well this is neat

by David Cornish
02 Nov 2016

David Bowie among the 72 new emoji coming to iPhones

David Bowie is getting an emoji

by David Cornish
02 Nov 2016

The 4K TVs your eyeballs have been waiting for

And they won't break the bank

by David Cornish
01 Nov 2016

Everything you need to know about Apple's new MacBook Pros

Return of the Mac

by David Cornish
28 Oct 2016

'Apple of China' just released the best looking phone ever made

Your move, Apple

by David Cornish
27 Oct 2016

There's a secret one-handed keyboard hiding in your iPhone

For some reason, Apple isn't making it more widely available

by David Cornish
24 Oct 2016

Why your iPhone battery keeps dying at 25 per cent

Battery life not performing how it should? Here's some help

by David Cornish
19 Oct 2016

The big problem with Google trying to get us to talk to our phones

Google's new Assistant could change everything, but just not for this generation

by David Cornish
05 Oct 2016