A cool feature of Chrome is related to incognito sessions

A cool feature of Chrome is related to incognito sessions

Users of the popular Google Chrome web browser on the Android system can now take advantage of a new feature introduced by Google.

The new feature allows locking incognito browsing sessions in Chrome browser, and aims to prevent anyone using your mobile device without your permission from accessing incognito browsing sessions.

“You can request biometric authentication when you return to an incognito session that was interrupted,” the American tech giant said in a post on its blog, in which it reviewed “5 tips for staying safer online with Chrome.”

Google explained that this feature has been available for some time for users of the Chrome browser on the iOS system from Apple, and now it has started offering it to Android users.

The Lock Incognito tab is locked when you exit the browser, and to get back in you have to unlock it using biometric authentication.

The company said that you can unlock the lock using a personal identification number (PIN) or through biometrics, such as: your fingerprint or your face. However, anyone can still see your regular tabs because they won’t be locked.

To activate the feature, click on the three dots icon in the upper right corner, then go to Settings, then Privacy and Security, where you can enable the option to “Lock Incognito tabs when you leave Chrome” leave Chrome).

Google also said in its post that it has expanded the Safety Check feature, which can do many things, such as: check saved passwords, notify you if any of them have been compromised, and get rid of malicious additions.

Google added that it has made the security check feature more active by rolling out “more personalized recommendations and reminders” to let you know what kind of permissions sites have.


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