Google Photos is a feature-rich gallery app that offers plenty of photo storage and management features. One of the main features of the app is Memories. With this feature, Google Photos keeps you updated with your past highlights. For example, it may remind you of a time you were on vacation with your family years ago. However, sometimes this feature can be annoying if it reminds you of people you’d rather not be reminded of.

To deal with unwanted faces from Memories, Google Photos offers an option to completely hide a person from Memories. However, blocking the face option might be a bit too aggressive. Therefore, now Google Photos has improved this feature. In Google Photos v6.80, Android Authority managed to find the code revealing an improved version of the “Block Face” feature.

Google Photos v6.80 update: Intuitive options for managing faces in Memories

With this version, it looks like there is an intuitive dropdown menu in the face group of a person. In the new menu, users get two options: “Block face” and “Show less”.

The Face Block option works as before, completely preventing the selected person from appearing in Memories, even in group photos. The new Show Less option will still exclude the person from individual memories, but will allow them to appear in group photos. Both options will be available in Settings > Preferences > Memories.

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The menu and the new Show Less feature offer a good balance for the user. This is not the only feature that the app is expected to get. Google Photos is also being tested for many other options. For example, this version also offers “Enhance your video” option. This one-touch feature lets you enhance any video by adjusting brightness, contrast, color, and other details. However, this is all being tested for now. It may take some time before it becomes available to everyone.

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Google Photos testing feature to hide specific faces from Memories