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For some reason, we all have pictures and videos that we don’t want anyone to see, and I have experienced the nervousness of this small shock while showing it to someone. One Pictures, and they start scrolling to their heart’s content. If you use Google Photos, you don’t have to worry anymore You can easily move your sensitive photos and videos to a locked folder.
The Google Photos lock folder is now available on various Android devices.
Locking photos and videos was originally a special feature of Pixel for Google Photos. However, Google Promised to come on other Android devices. And iOS by the end of the year. While the iPhone still Feature does not appear, Android Police discovered. That something In addition to Pixel devices, Android aIt is worth using.
First, a note on how it works: When you move photos and videos to your Google Photos Locked folder, it does something. Things first, it clearly hides this media from your general image library. Second, it prevents the media from being backed up to the cloud, which adds another layer of privacy to the images. It endangers this media. If you delete the Google Photos app. Or else erase your phone, everything in it The locked image has also been deleted.
How to lock photos and videos in Google Photos.
Once this feature appears on your Google Photos app, all you have to do is use it. Opening a photo or video that you want to lock. Swipe up the image, or tap the three dots in the upper right, then scroll through the expanded options and tap “Move to Locked Folder”.
If you are using this feature for the first time, Google Photos will show you a splash screen that will tell you exactly what this feature is. If you’re happy with all of the above features, go ahead and tap “Setup”. Now, verify yourself using the authentication method you use on the lock screen. For example, if you use Face Unlock, scan your face to continue. You can also tap “Use PIN” to enter your passcode. Tap “Confirm” when prompted.
All you have to do is tap “Move” and Google Photos will send this image out of your library and into the lock folder.
How to access media in a locked folder.
The locked folder is hidden a bit away. To find it, tap “Library,” then “Utilities.” Scroll down, then tap “Lock folder”. Verify yourself, then tap “Verify”. Here, you can browse your photos and videos just like you would any other folder – and you have it. Option to move an item out of a locked folder.