The Google Lock folder will soon be available for devices running Android 6.0 and above. Folder Lock is first launching on Google Pixel and other Android devices.
Google has announced that the Locked Folders in Photos feature will soon be available on all Android devices. According to a report by The Verge, these features were released exclusively on the new Pixel phone in June. Google has not yet revealed when this feature will be rolled out to all smartphones.
The Photo Locked folder will soon be available for devices running Android 6.0 and above. Once it’s live, users can set up this folder after receiving notifications from Google Photos. The Google Photos Locked folder hides selected photos / videos from the app’s main grid, search, and apps that access photos on your device.
In addition, these photos will not be backed up or shared and will require a device screen lock to access them. Users will not be allowed to take screenshots even if they are in a safe location.
With folders locked in Google Photos, you can add photos to passcode-protected locations and they won’t show up when you scroll to photos or other apps on your phone, Google said in a tweet.
The locked folder is first launched on Google Pixel and other Android devices. In the Google Photos app, you can set the locked folder by going to the Library – Utilities – Locked folder.