The new Google Photos security feature adds Locked Folder, announces at Google I/O 2021 conference.
If you want to keep pictures and videos to yourself on your camera roll, you can use a locked folder feature that is protected by biometric authentication, which requests a passcode or fingerprint before letting you open it.
You can use Google Photos as a service to manage all your device’s photos and videos from one place, edit them from your app, organize your photos and videos the way you’d like, and much more.
What is in Locked Folder —
A passcode-protected space where you can save photos separately, so they won’t show up as you scroll through Google Photos or any other apps on your device. Locked Folder will be available first on Google Pixel, and arrive on more Android devices throughout the year. And on Pixel, you’ll even have the option to save photos and videos directly to your Locked Folder right from the camera.
4 trillion photos stored in Google Photos are never viewed, said Shimrit Ben-Yair Vice President, Google Photos.
New types of memories, personalized to you
By using the Memories app, you can already keep an eye on memorable photos from years past, recent milestones, time spent with your friends and family, and other memories.
By leveraging machine learning, you can resurface your photos based on patterns rather than only themes. In your Memories, starting later this summer, when we find a set of three or more photos with something in common like shape or color, these we’ll highlight for you.
By bringing your memories to life with AI-powered features, Google Photos provides you with the tools you need to relive them in new ways — and you can do it on your own terms. Relive your memories in the way you prefer with Google Photos.