At last, Real ‘Incognito Mode’ is coming to Google Chrome Browser for Android

Your smartphone’s incognito browsing experience is about to get even better. Developers of Chrome are currently working on a crucial feature that will ultimately make browsing incognito mode much more practical and secure. The Chrome browser will now have the option to demand your fingerprint in order to access incognito tabs thanks to this new feature.

In 2021, Chrome initially made this functionality available on iOS devices, and they are currently preparing to make it available on Android smartphones. Simply put, every time you close and reopen an incognito browser on Android, the functionality will ask you to scan your fingerprint.

There is an additional option that lets you see other tabs when browsing incognito. You have the option to view additional incognito tabs by clicking this button. Additionally, the three-dot menu button allows you to instantly close all incognito tabs. When you exit the Chrome browser, it also provides you access to settings and closes all incognito tabs.

Android users cannot turn on the new Chrome incognito fingerprint protection by default. It might need to be enabled in Chrome’s settings. Then, select Settings > Privacy and Security from the three dots in the top right corner of your Chrome browser. When logging out of Chrome, lock all private tabs: Lock the screen to view Incognito tabs that are open.

You must validate your fingerprint in order to enable this function. Additionally, you can use your unlock pin code. When you lend someone else your phone and don’t want them to know what you’ve been browsing, this new feature comes in quite handy. (So long as they aren’t aware of your pin code.)

As part of Data Privacy Day, Google declared that the distribution to Android users is already underway. Currently, as of Chrome version 109, it is not generally accessible. However, individuals who need the feature right now can use it by turning on this flag. chrome:/flags/#incognito-reauthentication-for-android.

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