Google Is Adding a Locked Folder for Photos You Don’t Want Others To See

Locked Folders in Google Photos are password protected.

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Google announced at its I/O Developer Conference on Tuesday that it was introducing a new feature to Google Photos called Locked Folder, which creates a passcode-protected space to store personal images.

The images won’t show up as users scroll through their photos or other apps, making it easier to keep images discreetly, particularly when using a shared drive.

Google said the feature will first launch on Google Pixel before making its way to other Android devices later in the year. The company previously introduced a similar feature for files called Safe Folder, which allows users to hide files and control access with a PIN. The feature is available for Android 8.0 and above.

Also on Tuesday, the tech giant introduced the next-generation of its custom Tensor Processing Units (TPU) AI chips.

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