Replace: Might 20 2021 (7:42 AM ET): We puzzled whether or not Google Pictures’ new Locked Folder characteristic could be accessible in your pc or if it might solely be out there in your cellphone. Now, Android Police reviews that it’s certainly solely out there regionally in your cellphone.
This isn’t a shock actually, as cloud storage/pc entry would make the Locked Folder characteristic considerably extra difficult. However, we’ve seen the likes of Samsung tout cloud backup functionality for its Safe Folder characteristic, so it doesn’t appear not possible to implement.
Unique article: Might 18 2021 (2:07 PM ET): Android telephones have supplied file protected performance for years now, and Files by Google even affords this characteristic too. Now, Google has introduced at I/O 2021 that it’s bringing the same characteristic to Google Pictures.
The Locked Folder characteristic will assist you to retailer choose pictures in a safe folder (because the identify suggests) behind a fingerprint or PIN code. Take a look at the GIF beneath for a have a look at the way it works.
“These pictures gained’t present up as you scroll via your grid or in shared albums,” Google famous in a blog post. Presumably movies may be saved right here too, but it surely’s a nifty addition both method. It’s unclear whether or not pictures in a Locked Folder may be accessed on a pc with out requiring a PIN code although, or if the Locked Folder is simply out there in your cellphone.
Locked Folder performance is coming to Pixels first, though Google didn’t make clear when precisely it might be out there to those units. “And on Pixel, you’ll even have the choice to save lots of pictures and movies on to your Locked Folder proper from the digicam,” the corporate added. We’re unsure how seamless this might be, however we’ve seen OEMs like BlackBerry provide the power to faucet the fingerprint scanner to take a photograph and ship it on to a biometric protected.
Don’t have a Pixel cellphone? Then the search big says you’ll be able to anticipate it to reach on different Android units “all year long.”