Google is working on the Locked Folder feature (Locked Folder) for the Google Photos app on all Android phones.
This means, later the folder containing photos and videos on Google Photos can be locked according to the wishes of the user.
The supported smartphones are devices using Android version 6 and above.
This Locked Folder was actually announced by Google at the Google I/O event that was held last May.
This feature is intended to secure folders containing sensitive photos.
Google pointed out that this feature is useful for parents who want to hide photos.
As reported by The Verge page, Sunday (26/9/2021), the Locked Folder security system uses a password or biometrics (face sensor or fingerprint).
Initially, this feature was released exclusively for latest Google Pixel.
In his presentation, Google gave an example that this feature is useful for parents who want to hide photos of newly purchased puppies so that their children cannot see them.
Later, users can set up Locked Folders in Google Photos by opening Library > Utilities > Locked Folder.
Then, the photos to be selected can be moved manually to the folder.
The Pixel camera application made by Google can also directly save the results of the newly taken photos to be stored there.
However, it is not clear whether the Locked Folder feature is also available for the camera application on other Android phones.
Please note, photos stored in Locked Folder will not be backed up to the Google cloud.