Private albums provide an easy way to share photos with other users in messages that may be too sensitive or private to share publicly. You have complete control over who has access to your private album; you can share your private album with other users, and should you decide you no longer want someone to have access, you can revoke their access without them being notified.
In this article:
- What rules apply to photos in my private album?
- How do I create a private album?
- How many photos can I have in my private album?
- How do I share my private album?
- How can I revoke someone’s access to my private album?
- Why is my photo under review?
- Why do I see “this content doesn’t meet our photo rules”?
- Why has my private album been reset?
- Why is a private album shared with me now unavailable? Why do I no longer have access?
What rules apply to photos in my private album?
As a reminder, get consent before sharing any content in messages or Private Albums. That said, it's not okay to share:
- Images depicting anything illegal, including drugs
- Commercial pornography, extreme or obscene nudity, or depictions of sex acts
- Explicit photos of others
- Violent imagery
- CSAM (child sexual abuse material)
- Any photos of underage people (even if it’s you as a kid)
- Contact info (like banking QR codes)
- Any images posted without permission
- Anything considered solicitation, spam/scamming, or catfishing
See our Photo Rules for more information.
How do I create a private album?
You can create a private album via your Profile and in Chat.
- Tap on your Profile icon in the bottom navigation bar.
- Tap on My Private Album.
- If you haven’t reviewed our photo policies yet, you will be prompted to review our Private Album Guidelines before creating it.
- After you’ve reviewed the guidelines, you can add photos to your private album by tapping on either Add from Photo Library or Add from Camera.
See “How do I share my private album?” below for instructions on sharing your private album in chat.
How many photos can I have in my private album?
At this time, members can create one private album with up to six photos in the album.
How do I share my private album?
To share your private album with someone, first, make sure you have their consent to send it to them. Then go to the Archer app and complete the following steps:
- Tap on Messages in the bottom navigation bar.
- In Messages, tap on the chat with the user you would like to share your private album with.
- Tap on the “+” icon in the bottom left corner.
- Tap on Share Private Album.
- If you haven’t created your private album yet, you will be prompted to review our Private Album Guidelines before creating, and then will need to complete the following steps:
- Add photos to your private album by tapping on either Add from Photo Library or Add from Camera.
- Once you’ve completed creating your private album, tap on Share in the top right corner.
- If you have already created a private album, you will be prompted to Share or Manage Album.
How can I revoke someone’s access to my private album?
To revoke access to your private album, go to the Archer app and complete the following steps:
- Tap on Profile in the bottom right of the navigation bar.
- Tap on My Private Album
- Tap on Shared in the top right corner above your photos.
- Tap Select
- Select the members whose access you would like to revoke
- Tap Revoke access in the bottom of the screen
- You should no longer see the member on the access list
- The person whose access has been revoked will not be notified but may realize that you’ve revoked their access
You can also block anyone you no longer want to have access to your private album and profile.
Why is my photo under review?
We want our community to abide by the Community Guidelines and to feel safe and protected. All photos uploaded to your Private Album will be reviewed by an A.I. to see if they contain any of the prohibited content listed in our Photo Rules. Your photo will remain “under review” until it is confirmed that it complies with our guidelines.
Why do I see “this content doesn’t meet our photo rules”?
If the A.I. flags a photo, it will then be reviewed by our moderation team to determine whether or not it contains any prohibited content. If a photo has been removed from your account, it means that it does not comply with our Photo Rules. You will be informed of this via email and warned that repeated offenses will get you banned. This warning isn’t a fake one; we will ban your account for multiple infractions.
Why has my private album been reset?
Your privacy is important to us. Photos in your private album and photos sent in messages will be deleted after 30 days of your account being inactive.
Why is a private album shared with me now unavailable? Why do I no longer have access?
There could be multiple reasons why you may no longer have access to someone’s private album.
- They may have deleted their account.
- They may have revoked your access to the private album.
- Their account may be under review while we determine whether or not it follows our Community Guidelines.
- Their account may have been disabled for going against our terms and guidelines.
- Their private album may have been reset due to 30 days of inactivity.