How to use Locked Folder in Google Photos to hide personal photos

Google Photos

With Pixel phones, Google introduced the Locked Folder feature. This feature lets users create a password protected folder to keep personal photos safe from unauthorized access. Now the company has started rolling is rolling out the Locked Folder feature of Google Photos to other Android users running Android 11 or higher. If you have a compatible phone, you can try checking how the Locked Folder feature works on Google Photos. In this article, I will explain how to enable Locked Folder, move photos to it and access it to check photos saved in Locked Folder.

How to enable locked folder in Google Photos

First, you need to create a locked folder inside the Google Photos app. For this, Go to Library > Utilities > Locked Folder. Here, tap Set up Locked Folder.

Then follow on-screen commands. The good thing about Locked Folder is that you can’t even take the screenshots here.

Once you have created a Locked Folder, it will ask you to move photos.

In Your Google Photos app, select all photos and videos that you want to add to Locked Folder. Then tap the three vertical dot icon at the top right corner. Here, select Move to Locked Folder.

Locked Folder in Google Photos

It will move your photos to Locked Folder.

How to find the Locked Folder?

Now if you want to see photos moved to Locked Folder, you need to go to Library > Utilities > Locked Folder.

How to find the Locked Folder?

Tapping on Locked Folder will ask you to verify fingerprint print or pin.

Wrap Up

This is how you can use the Locked Folder in Google Photos to keep your personal photos safe. Anyone who gets your unlocked photo cannot see your personal photos kept safe inside the Locked Folder. If you use Google Photos to backup your photos, start using Google Photos for keeping your personal photos safe.

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