Thu. Sep 21st, 2023

Thanks to a new feature rolled out to the iOS app, Google Photos users on iPhone can now lock their most sensitive images and videos into a special passcode-protected folder.

Previously available only on Android smartphones, the privacy-focused Locked Folders feature allows users to access photos and videos within the app without requiring Touch ID, Face ID, or a passcode. You can store it inside another space you want.

Media saved in folders will remain hidden. This means that when the user scrolls through her Google Photos and other apps on the device, sensitive photos are not visible.

talk to The Verge, Google says it is very secure that the contents of locked folders are backed up in the cloud. “We protect this data with multiple layers of security, including state-of-the-art encryption techniques such as HTTPS and encryption at rest,” a Google spokesperson said.

Either way, if you don’t want sensitive content on Google servers, users aren’t forced to use the new backup feature and can instead choose to store photos in a locked folder on their device. .

Google Photos locked folder
Google describes its photo and video backup service as a “safe home for life’s memories” thanks to “world-class security” and the encryption it uses to “protect the photos you back up or share.” It advertises that there is.

Despite these safeguards, Google contacted about 100,000 users in 2020 to find out that some of their private videos backed up on their servers were accidentally sent to strangers due to “technical issues.” I had to let you know it was sent.

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As part of the rollout, the Google Photos app settings screen will also be refreshed to provide easier access to privacy, sharing, backups, notifications and other options.

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