Google Photos takes over an important feature from Apple. Last Thursday, the company announced that its data set, which restricts the display of passwords, will arrive on all Android devices. Since May it has only been accessible to Google Pixel, exclusively.
Google announced this change through a series of updates to Android applications. Here’s a round-up of all the new stuff in this tweet:
New features have just appeared #Android; here is the full list:
📺 Google TV virtual remote control
🗣️ Assistant reminders
📱Share nearby visibility settings
🚗New car experiences
-Android (@Android) September 23, 2021
Hidden photos are known on Apple iOS devices, while on an iPhone it is possible to hide your photos completely (see our tutorial). On Android, you had to go through external applications, at least for Google Photos users.
Google Photos private folder ensures that photos and videos are saved while they are removed from the main gallery and other third-party folders. The recording enables more confidentiality and data protection. Whether for intimate photos, but also, for example, for photos of your ID documents.
Who is affected?
All Android users will “soon” receive the update, announced Google. The affected devices are all smartphones with Android 6.0 and newer.
As a reminder, Google Photos is no longer the same app it was a year ago. From now on it is chargeable from 15 GB of free storage space (together with the storage of Gmail and Drive). You can find more information about the new Google Photos prices here.