This feature of Google Photos 'Locked Folder' enables the user to store important images in a separate folder that is protected by a password. Furthermore, the photos which are saved in such a folder do not appear in search on Google Photos and neither in any other folder on the device. Well previously this feature was available for Android devices only but in the latest update, the company is planning to roll out the feature for iOS devices as well.
The feature was first launched for the Pixel 3 back in June this year. The company now has announced that this special feature will be available for iPhone users which are expected from next year. The pics which will be stored in the locked folder can not be transferred in USB to USB data transfer and even will not be retained if the device undergoes a factory reset.
Recently, Google Fi also announced end-to-end encrypted calls and for now it will only be available for the residents and subscribers in the U.S. The company is also expanding its VPN service to countries like Austria, Finland, Iceland, Belgium, Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland.