Google Sets Up a Locked Folder Feature on Google Photos on Android

Rancakmedia.com – Google is developing the Locked Folder feature for the Google Photos app on all Android phones.

Supported smartphones are those running Android version 6 and higher. This Locked Folder was officially introduced by Google at the Google I/O event held last May.

This feature is designed to protect folders that store sensitive photos.

As reported by The Verge website, Sunday (26/9/2021), the Locked Folder security mechanism utilizes a password or biometrics (face sensor or fingerprint) (face sensor or fingerprint).

Initially, this feature was only available for the latest Google Pixels.

In his presentation, Google gave an example that this feature is useful for parents who want to hide photos of their recently purchased puppies so that they cannot be seen by their children.

Locked Folder Feature on Google Photos

Later, users can set up Locked Folders in Google Photos by navigating to Library > Utilities > Locked Folders.

Then, the photos to be selected can be manually transferred to a folder.

The Pixel camera program developed by Google can also immediately save newly taken photos for storage there.

However, it is unknown whether the Locked Folder feature can also be accessed for camera app on other Android phones. Please note, photos stored in Locked Folder will not be backed up to Google cloud.

Conclusion Regarding Google Photos:

Google is developing a Locked folder feature for the Google Photos app on all Android phones running Android version 6 and up. Initially, this feature was only available for the latest Google Pixels. Users can set up the Locked folder in Google Photos by navigating to Library > Utilities > Locked folder. Then, the photos to be selected can be manually transferred to a folder.

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