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Open Gallery, and select the three dot menu (top right). "Select Albums to show" and un-tick the ones you wish to hide
Hiding the Recent Album may remove the Album from being shown in Gallery but are all those photos and videos in the Recent Album (which are ALL the photos/videos you have on your phone), taking up double the storage space on your phone or are the photos/videos in the Recent Album just links to the originals and not taking up double the space?
There is an additional problem that many people will not know that deleting photos from the Recent Album also deletes the photos from the photos original Album. I see the real possibility of a lot of very angry Samsung users because they deleted ALL the photos and videos on their phone accidently.
thank you so much. samsung should never have made an update that does things you dont want or need unless the user initiates it