The Android version of Google Chrome’s Incognito Mode will soon be more secretive for Android users. The search giant has announced the rollout of a biometric new feature where users can now create a fingerprint lock for Incognito tabs using the new feature. The Incognito tabs will now be automatically locked when the browser is minimised or cancelled or when not in use. The function is already present on the iOS version of the Chrome app.
While announcing the feature the company via blog post said, “As online risks have grown, our “privacy by design” approach with Chrome means that you can complete a purchase online, get work done, or pay off a bill with a little more peace of mind. Built-in features like Google Password Manager makes signing in safe and seamless across your devices and helps catch compromised passwords. Along with providing strong security default protections, we make privacy controls easy to find, understand, and use in Chrome. While many of these features are widely known, Chrome includes many privacy settings and security features that may be new to you.”
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When you resume an interrupted Incognito session, you can require biometric authentication. On iOS, this is accessible to all Chrome users, and Android users are currently receiving it. Simply enable “Lock incognito tabs when you close Chrome” by going to Chrome Settings Privacy & Security.
Tabs that are incognito automatically lock when the browser is minimised or ended. After restarting the web browser, users must unlock them using their fingerprint scan.
When you enable history sync or choose Enhanced Safe Browsing for quicker, proactive protection against risky websites, downloads, and extensions, Google Chrome’s Privacy Guide will walk you through your privacy options step-by-step.
If unsafe extensions or compromised passwords are found, Safety Check will notify you. Additionally, it notifies you when updates need to be installed so that you can keep up with proactive security measures. To make it stronger still Google is extending Safety Check by introducing more tailored recommendations and reminders about the information you have previously given with websites. You can also discover all of the tools you need to revoke permissions and protect your privacy in one convenient location.
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As Google has already stated, Android users can now access the fingerprint lock for Incognito tabs. Your smartphone might already have the feature, or it might be in the works but not yet available. You could also visit Google Play Store and see if there are any new updates.
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