Google has launched Safe Folder for its Files by Google application which lets users keep select private files secure in a separate, password-locked folder in the app. This means that users can now move any document, media file, or file to this secure location in the app that can only be accessed by a 4-digit PIN code.
This feature will roll out in beta for Files by Google first, before rolling out to more users in the coming weeks. The Safe Folder protects your videos, images, audio files, and other important documents from being accessed by other people. The Files by Google feature will be securely locked the moment you take the app off the main screen, this means that the content stored there cannot be accessed when the app is in the background. However, for every time you open the folder, you will be required to input the secure PIN.
The tech company announced this update through a blog post, where it touched on the benefits of this feature and how it intends to keep users’ personal content safer. The Safe Folder feature can be found under the Collection section of the Browse tab, and users can move files out of this folder.
This new feature from Google is another step in the right direction by the tech company to help users’ keep their data and information safer.