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Know the feature in Google Photos, how to keep your private photos and videos locked

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With the new feature of Google Photos, you can protect your private or special photos and videos with a password. The name of this new feature of the app is ‘Locked Folder’ which will create a separate folder for your sensitive photos and videos. You will be able to access this folder with your phone’s own password, fingerprint, pattern or lock.

How to setup this folder

This folder requires that you have your password lock installed on your smartphone. After doing this, open the Google Photos app on your phone and select all the photos and videos that you want to move to this locked folder. After this, as soon as you click on the option of ‘More’ on the right, you will see the option of ‘Move to Locked Folder’.

how to find this folder on app

If you want to see the photos and videos that you have put in your locked folder, then there is a different way for that. To do this, you have to first open the Google Photos app on your smartphone. In this, you will see four options at the top of the screen, in which the second option is of ‘Utilities’. As soon as you click on this option, you will see the option of locked folder. As soon as you click on it, you will see your photos and videos.

Safety Features of Locked Folders

Let us tell you that the photos and videos that you will move to this new locked folder will not be visible with the rest of your photos. Not only this, these photos and videos will not be visible in any other gallery app of your phone. Under the safety feature, they will not be able to be seen in any photobook or album. Also, if your photos are played on Google’s smart displays like the Nest Hub, photos from the locked album won’t be visible there either.

Let us tell you that Google has released this feature only for their flagship Pixel smartphones but it is expected that soon this feature will be rolled out for all Android phones and later iOS devices as well.