I happen to like Dropbox's Carousel app, but the inability to control what photos appeared in my photo collection was a deal-breaker right from the beginning. So I'm happy to see that the latest release adds the option to hide or delete photos. It also makes it pretty easy to restore hidden images later on.

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Dropbox wants peoples to automatically upload photos to their servers, so it bundled this feature in with Carousel, and users didn't have a say in whether they wanted to use it. Fortunately, the company has made it optional.

Early adopters who are already running the Android L preview may be happy to know that Carousel should work properly now. Dropbox has made it compatible, just like the main app before it.

What's new:

  • Quickly hide or delete groups of photos and videos in your Carousel
  • Automatic backup of photos and videos is optional
  • Recipients don't need Carousel to view shared photos and videos
  • Carousel works on Android L