Google Photos users on iPhone can now hide their naughty snaps in a hidden 'locked' folder – how to get free upgrade | The Sun

IPHONE owners using Google Photos are finally getting a hidden folder for those cheeky snaps you don't want anyone else to see.

Google has included a Locked Folder for Android users for sometime now.

But those who use the service with an iPhone or on the web were left out.

The Locked Folder provides a safe password protected spot for your sensitive pictures, away from prying eyes.

Photos added to the Locked Folder also won't appear in the photo feed or other apps to spare you from embarrassment.

The images within the Locked Folder can be securely backed up to the cloud.

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A Google spokesperson told The Verge: "We protect this data with multiple layers of security, including leading encryption technology like HTTPS and encryption at rest."

How to hide photos in Google Photos

To set up the Locked Folder start by opening Google Photos.

You should see a popup alert saying "Hide sensitive photos and videos".

Tap Get Started.

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Then, Set up Locked Folder.

Use your device's current lock option – which is probably Face ID.

You now have a choice between Do not back up or Turn on Backup.

Next, select the photo or video you wish to move to the Locked Folder.

Tap the three-dot button in the top right.

Select Move to Locked Folder, then Move.

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