How to Select & Delete Multiple Photos or Videos on the GoPro HERO8 Black’s Media Viewer Screen

When using the media viewer on the back screen of the HERO8 Black, here’s how to select and delete multiple files at once.

GoPro HERO8 Black Media Viewer Multiple Photos and Videos
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When you’re viewing photos or videos in the grid on the screen on the back of the GoPro HERO8 Black, if you click on one thumbnail and then another, it will deselect the first and select the second. That is, the default behavior is that it will only let you choose one thumbnail at a time.

But what if you want to delete multiple photos or videos at once? There’s a quick way to select multiple photos, changing the behavior from the usual single-thumbnail selection to a sticky multiple-thumbnail selection mode.

This applies when viewing images in the grid view on the screen. Or in other words, when there are multiple small thumbnails on the screen rather than a single large image filling the screen.

To select two or more images (but not all of them), tap the checkbox icon at the top right.

GoPro HERO8 Black Select Multiple Images

When you tap on that icon, the menu bar will become blue, and the icon will change slightly to indicate that you’re in multi-selection mode (ie. it looks like a stack of papers rather than a single sheet of paper).

Then tap on the thumbnails you want to select.

GoPro HERO8 Black Media Viewer Multiple Photos and Videos

To select all of the thumbnails, tap the icon twice. That will select everything.

GoPro HERO8 Black Media Viewer Multiple Photos and Videos

Once you’ve got the selection you want, you can tap the trash can (bin) icon to delete them. You’ll get asked for confirmation first.

GoPro HERO8 Black Media Viewer Multiple Photos and Videos

To break out of the multi-thumbnail selection mode, tap the back arrow at the top left.

Time Lapse Photos & Burst Mode Photos

The playback of time-lapse photos and burst mode photos works a bit differently (time-lapse videos are treated as the single file that they are and work with the method outlined above). Images shot in these modes are displayed in the camera’s media viewer in a stack in the grid view, and if you use this method to select, it will delete the entire stack. A small number on the thumbnail will show how many images are contained in that stack.

If you want to delete individual photos from within a stack of burst mode photos, you can go into the stack for playback and then choose the trash icon at the bottom left. It will then ask you whether you want to delete just the currently active image or all of the images within the stack. There’s no way to select multiple images inside the stack—it’s either one of them or all of them.

GoPro HERO8 Black Media Viewer Multiple Photos and Videos

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David Coleman / Photographer
by David Coleman

I'm a freelance travel photographer based in Washington DC. Seven continents, up mountains, underwater, and a bunch of places in between. My images have appeared in numerous publications, and you can check out some of my travel photography here. I've been shooting with GoPros for years, starting with the HD HERO, and have owned and used every model since. More »

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