05 August 2019
OnePlus makes constant efforts to bring some new features and enhancements to its existing apps for a better experience. Its users are easily swayed by the interesting set of features that some of its apps offer. OnePlus has always been a consumer-centric company and it will continue to follow the same path as this strategy has paid off it quite nicely. Now, the company has fulfilled one more demand for its customers by releasing a feature in its Gallery app.
A new update has added an ability to hide your photos from the main view (right after you open Gallery app). A new Hide button has been added under the overflow menu for each photo or video, or you can also choose to hide multiple items. The hidden media file is viewable via a new menu item called the Hidden Collection which is easily accessible from the overflow menu on the top right of the app. Accessing your hidden media files doesn’t require a pin code or fingerprint to open this collection, so there’s no protection tied with this feature, whatsoever. Someone would only be able to snoop in when they know how to access it, but at least the sensitive media files which you don’t want to show aren’t directly available in the main view.
According to XDA Developers, the new improvement has been made to the latest Android Q Developer Preview build. The feature comes with the OnePlus Gallery 3.4.4, which is from the Android Q DP3. But you can see the option to hide the images in the version 3.4.4 (the one extracted from Android Q DP3). Below is the APK link to download and try the latest OnePlus Gallery feature. The app is available on Play Store but it currently has an older version.