Users of Google Photos who want to keep their photos hidden from others on their phones can utilize the app’s native Locked Folder functionality. It allows you to store your photos and movies in a password-protected area. When someone looks at your images and videos saved on Google Photos or any other app on your phone, you’ll be able to keep your media content hidden. You may also protect your existing photos using your device’s screen lock by moving them to the locked folder in Google Photos.
Introduced Locked Folder was initially available as a feature exclusive to Google Pixel phones. This feature will be rolled out to all Android and iOS users in the coming future.
How to Set Up a Locked Folder and Hide Your Pictures in Google Photos
- Make sure you’re using the most recent version of Google Photos on your phone.
- Open Google Photos.
- Go to Library >> Utilities.
- Tap Set up Locked Folder.
- Google Photos will now provide a screen with information on the Locked Folder feature.
- Tap Set up Locked Folder to proceed.
- Now, use your current device’s screen lock option, which can either be fingerprint unlock, pattern, alphanumeric password, or numeric PIN to set up the locked folder.
- Move your existing pictures and videos to the locked folder by tapping the Move items option.
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