Prying Eyes: How do I keep a friend from flipping through every photo?

Q: I’ve grown accustomed to handing over my cell phone when I want to show a photo to a friend, but sometimes people take the opportunity to scroll through my whole album—and some of those shots are pretty personal.  How can I politely prevcnt photo snooping?

A: You can discourage prying eyes by using your phone’s settings to divide photos into albums and labeling one album “Private.”  This is one instance in which technology can actually give you more privacy.  If you can’t create albums, try saying, “Take a look at this one picture.”  With known nosy types, don’t relinquish your phone at all—hold on to it while showing your pics, so the viewer doesn’t scroll to far.

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