Google announced that its Locked Folder feature in Google Photos will soon be available on all Android devices running Android 6 and above.
Google will soon roll out its Google Photos’ Locked Folder to all devices running Android 6 or above. The feature, which allows users to securely store sensitive images in a folder protected by a password or biometric security, has previously been available only on Pixel 3 phones and later.
With Locked Folder in @googlephotos, you can add photos to a passcode protected space and they won’t show up as you scroll through Photos or other apps on your phone. Locked Folder is launching first on Google Pixel, and more Android devices throughout the year. #GoogleIO pic.twitter.com/yGNoQ8vLdq
— Google (@Google) May 18, 2021
To set up a Locked Folder, Android users need to visit their Google Photos app, open Library, and then Utilities, where they can find the Locked Folder option. Once the secured folder has been set up, users can manually move their existing photos onto it.
Google has not specified if it will be possible to directly save new pictures into the Locked Folder when taking them; however, this feature is already available using a Pixel camera app. Images stored in a Locked Folder will not be backed up to the cloud.
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