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Introducing our new Android feature – Instant Photo Encryption

John Sears

John Sears


Apr 18, 2023


2 min read

Drum roll, please! We’re happy to introduce you to our latest feature available for Android users. It’s called Instant Photo Encryption.

Thanks to this new functionality, you can now take photos using the NordLocker app and have them immediately encrypted.

Why is this a big deal? The reasons are many, both for private and business use. Let’s now go through some of them.

Your documents and memories are safe

You can use the NordLocker app to take a picture and have it uploaded to your encrypted cloud locker right away.

This means that everything that is in your photos – the data of your clients, employees, partners, or family members, as well as contracts, invoices, or moments from your private life captured through the lens — is always safe, and only you and the people you choose have access to them.

It is also worth mentioning that the security of this feature is ensured by the same encryption standards (AES 256, xChaCha20-Poly1305) that we use in other areas of Nordlocker.

Click to encrypt

Because you can take pictures via the NordLocker app, your photos will be encrypted before you say Jack Robinson. All it takes is one click and — poof — your photo is safe and sound. You don’t need to copy/paste or upload your photos anywhere.

Saves space

Every picture you take using the NordLocker app stays in your private cloud. Not only does it help save storage space on your smartphone, but it also creates a backup of your most valuable photos, to which you have access from any device you use.

Put it to the test

We could have written much more about the benefits of this new feature, but we figured that it's best you test it yourself. So if you're using an Android-equipped smartphone, take your first picture with Nordlocker and see how Instant Photo Encryption works.

Till the next time!

John Sears

John Sears

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John believes that the best things in life are simple. He uses the same approach when he’s writing about online security. John says that his #1 pet peeve is phishing scams. Ironically, his favorite non-work related activity is fishing.