Earlier this year, Google announced a new security / privacy feature for Google Images in the case of Locked Folders. As the name suggests, this creates a private file that allows you to hide photos and videos you think are sensitive. However, only the bottom of the section was only available for Pixel phones.
The good news is if you’re not a Pixel phone owner and you don’t plan on upgrading to a Pixel handset, you’ll be happy to hear what Google has to say since the Locked Folder feature will almost certainly be expanded to more running machines Android 6.0 or newer. How do you know you’ve got the new look?
According to Google, people who receive the Locked Folder new feature will receive a notification on their device that causes them to set it up. Obviously this will require you to have Google Photos installed on your phone and you have a device running Android 6.0 or later, otherwise you will not receive this notification.
Google doesn’t mention the exact time the face will roll out rather than say “soon”, so we guess we should be on the lookout for it. It should also be pushed out in parts if you haven’t found it yet but someone else, don’t worry too much about it.