Looks like Google has a lot planned for the Google Plus Photos app. It showed up in apps list of my phone after a recent update to Google+ app. And then there is this new feature that lets you view Google Drive photos in the Google Plus Photos library.
If you happen to store photos and videos in Google Drive, you can now add them to Google+ Photos. Just visit this page and click “Show Drive photos in Google+”. says Google Operating System.
Once you enable this feature, click the “albums” section and you’ll see some albums with a Google Drive icon: they’re from Google Drive.
“If you store photos in your Google Drive, you can also choose to view each folder as an album in Google+. Only you will be able to see them in your library until you choose to share them. If you have Auto Awesome or Auto Enhance turned on, then those features will be applied to your photo album but your original drive files will remain intact. After you enable the feature, folders containing JPG, GIF, WebP, RAW or video files will be viewable from your Google+ photo library and each Drive folder will become a different album marked with the Google Drive icon. Only you will be able to see them in your library until you choose to share them.” explains Google.
How to disable Google Drive Photos in Google+ Photos App
So, how do you disable this feature?
Go to the Google+ settings page, find the Photos section and check or uncheck “Show Drive photos in your photo library”. To remove a Drive album from Google, open the album in Google, click the drop-down next to “Share” and then click “remove album” (the album will only be removed from Google+, not from Google Drive).