Google Images’ Locked Folder function, which helps you to disguise delicate pictures and movies out of your predominant library and safe them in a passcode- or biometric-protected folder, is coming to all gadgets operating Android 6 and above. The function was launched solely on newer Pixel telephones in June. Google hasn’t offered an actual date for when the function is releasing extra extensively, noting solely that it’s “rolling out soon.”

When it introduced the function onstage at Google I/O in Might, Google gave the healthful instance of the function being utilized by dad and mom hiding pictures of a newly bought pet from their youngsters. However I believe it’s truthful to say that most individuals are going to have very completely different pictures saved of their Locked Folder. I don’t learn about you, however in all of the occasions I’ve needed to wrench my telephone out of somebody’s hand to cease them scrolling by my pictures, it’s by no means been due to a pet image.

You arrange a Locked Folder by going to Library > Utilities > Locked Folder within the Google Images app. Then, present pictures will be manually moved to the folder. The Pixel digital camera app is ready to save new pictures instantly into the folder when taken, but it surely’s unclear whether or not this function may even be out there for different Android digital camera apps. Notice that any photographs saved in a Locked Folder received’t be backed as much as the cloud.

The extensive launch of Locked Folders was introduced as a part of a bunch of recent options coming to Android this fall. Different new options embody the power to make use of Android telephones as remotes for Google TV and Android TV OS gadgets, in addition to new Android Auto and accessibility options.

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