At its 2021 Google I / O developer conference, which will take place online this year, Google has announced a new feature for Google Photos today. While talking about protecting the privacy of its users, the company showed off a long-awaited “Folder Locked” feature that is coming to Google Photos soon.
The function will work very similar to how a function with this name is expected to work. Basically, you will be able to add your confidential photos / videos to the locked folder inside Google Photos. That way, these sensitive media won’t appear in the photo gallery.
The locked folder can only be accessed using a PIN or fingerprint scan, which means you can ensure that no one else will be able to view your hidden media without your authorization.
The new locked folder feature is coming to Pixel phones first, and other Android phones should get it soon after this year. The company has not given a specific timeline for implementation, but we will keep you posted, so stay tuned. Until then, you can focus your attention on the best third-party apps to hide photos and videos on your Android device.