We’ve heard the feedback and are going to have the option to control what content shows up in the photos tab in the mobile app. We allow you to change this setting on OneDrive.com today.
I would think three years and numerous requests should be enough time/demand for this to have been implemented by now. It's one of the major flaws that keeps me from transitioning management of photos with OneDrive. Please Please Please fix this.
Why is this not already a thing? I had to stop using OneDrive to manage my photos for this very reason. It's impossible to find actual photos I need.
I desperately need this feature as well. It would also make so much sense to have this on the mobile app as this is available on the Web version of OneDrive!