As online risks grow, Google continues to work on the security and privacy of its apps. Recently, the Google Chrome developer team announced the launch of a new feature that has been in the works for last year. It’sIt’s rolling out the ability to require your screen lock (fingerprint) to access incognito tabs in Chrome for Android.
Google Chrome Lock incognito mode:
If you didn’tdidn’t know, it is a feature already available for iOS devices since 2021 with this Chrome application. It allows users to set an additional security level requiring a screen lock (fingerprint) to unlock browsing in incognito mode. Now, the Company is bringing this new feature for Android for Chrome.
This is an optional feature, so it’s elementary to enable if you want to start using it yourself. Go to Settings > Privacy & security > and toggle on Lock Incognito tabs when you leave Chrome.
Using this feature is as easy as setting it up. All you have to do is close the Chrome app, and the next time you open it, you’ll see a splash screen with a button to unlock the tab. When you tap on the button, it will ask what you typically use to unlock your device. It could be your fingerprint, PIN, or pattern.
Notable, this feature is still under development, and you can enable this feature manually via the special flag (chrome://flags/#incognito-reauthentication-for-android)
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