Chrome is releasing an update for Android users that lets them lock their incognito sessions when they exit the app with a password or biometric information. The feature has been available for some time for iOS users, but it is now available for Android users of Chrome.
By activating the “Lock incognito tabs when you close Chrome” toggle in Chrome Settings > Privacy & Security, users can enable this feature. Therefore, when a user exits Chrome again, their incognito session will be locked by default. You can use the phone’s biometric unlock, such as a fingerprint unlock or lock code, to unlock the incognito tabs.
When searching for a subject that you do not want to appear in your recommendations or history, this feature works well.
Even if you are using the most recent version, the update might not be available for you because Google has only just begun rolling out the feature. In that case, you can enable the flag by typing “chrome://flags/#incognito-reauthentication-for-android” to unlock the feature immediately.
Google stated that it will also be updating its Safety Check feature to send users more individualized recommendations regarding permissions they have shared with particular websites as part of a broader update. Safety Check, for instance, will prompt you to modify notification access settings if a website sends too many notifications.