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The Locked Folder feature in Google Photos was recently released, allowing users to lock their personal photographs or videos with a PIN or biometrics, ensuring their privacy. However, at the time of launch, the feature was only available to Pixel phone users. It turns out that it’s currently being rolled out to other Android phones.

Google Photos Locked Folder Reaches More Android Users

According to Android Police, the Locked Folder is now available in the Google Photos app for non-Pixel smartphones. According to 9To5Mac, the feature can be found on a few Samsung, OnePlus, and Oppo phones. On a OnePlus Nord, we were able to find the new function in our Google Photos app. Unfortunately, it is still missing from iPhones.

Google claimed that the functionality would be available on more Android handsets and even iOS devices before the end of the year. Now that it has begun to reach more Android phones, it is possible that it may soon reach iOS phones as well.

Returning to the Locked Folder feature’s functionality, it allows users to secure private media on their devices. It also prevents Google from archiving certain images or videos. If the Google Photographs app is deleted or the phone is changed, such photos and videos will be gone as well. Furthermore, screenshots or screen recordings cannot be used to capture the encrypted photographs and videos, ensuring users’ privacy.

By going to the Library tab in the Google Photos app, you can find the Locked Folder option under the “Utilities” section. Users can opt to transfer preferred photos or movies to the folder and hide them from the public eye after it is set up.

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