Password Protected Folders For Google Photos Can Now Be Found On The Web And iOS

If you aren’t happy with the thought of people invading your privacy on Google Photos then we’ve got some great news for you.

Google is helping out its users in this regard by extending its popular Locked Folder feature to both the web as well as iOS.

The rollout for Locked Folders first came about in the year 2021 and that was solely limited to just Pixel devices. But soon, we saw it getting launched for Android phones too, during the year’s end. And now, we can confirm that it’s up for grabs for anyone and everyone who wants to make the most of the feature, no matter which platform they choose to engage upon.

We saw the launch come with a proper guide from Google regarding how to set it on your computer, iOS, and even Android. You can find out more details regarding this through the company’s support page.

For those who are unaware, Locked Folders is the name provided for a safe component on Google Photos. This is where users can stash images inside and then go about assigning a specific passcode linked to it. And interestingly, no one is allowed to enter or see the images in the folder, until they’ve got the user’s code or enter the right biometrics for user verification.

Images situated on the Locked Folder will not pop up on main menus either or be displayed on memories, searches, or albums. Similarly, you will not see them arise on other platforms for devices that ensure access is provided to images and videos such as TikTok and Instagram.

This sort of activity for the secure component is also going to be synced through the account. Therefore, when you opt to shift items toward your Locked Folder, you’ll see them pop up on your device. Similarly, you’ll be required to have backups too.

Google says the photo backups both images and videos could end up getting deleted in cases when the backup isn’t opened.

And if you’re keen on giving the feature go, feel free to log into Google Images for any platform such as your PC or iOS, and see what happens. On smartphones, you might wish to pay a visit to the library and then enter the Utilities tab. This is where you’re going to find options for the Locked Folder.

On the web, the feature is likely to arise in the screen’s left-hand corner. But please note how you can only start using it when you engage in a start-up, right before you opt to move any pictures or video posts related to it online.

All in all, we can see how this decision of Google Photos getting its own secure tab to ensure greater privacy and prevent people from prying on your images can really turn out to be a successful move.

After all, who doesn’t want ultimate security and privacy when it comes down to personal material like pictures. What do you think?

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