iOS to gain access to Pixel-exclusive ‘Locked Folders’ via Google Photos next year

Additionally, Google' One VPN Service is expanding to 10 more countries

Thanks to a new feature coming to the iOS and iPadOS apps, Google Photos users on iPhone and iPad will soon be able to lock their sensitive photographs in a dedicated passcode-protected folder.

The Locked Folder, which first appeared in Pixel phones in Google’s June feature drop can be utilized to hide sensitive and secret information, including images and videos.

Since there is no built-in ‘Lock Folder’ to hide specific photos in iOS, iPhone users will be able to safeguard their personal photos in a protected folder Google Photos. According to Google’s blog post, the feature will be available to iOS users early next year.

Google’s blog also noted that the company’s Google One VPN service is expanding to 10 new countries starting this week, including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. In Canada, the VPN service is already available with Google’s 2TB Premium cloud storage subscription. 

Lastly, Google has announced that its Pixel 6 lineup-exclusive Security Hub will soon be making an appearance on all Android devices. Security Hub takes inputs from Google Play Protect to indicate a red, yellow, or green indicator in the hub to denote the security level of your device.

Read Google’s blog post to learn more about the latest security updates.

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