Google Chrome introduces biometric authentication to open incognito windows on Android

Google Chrome introduces biometric authentication to open incognito windows on Android

Google has announced that it is implementing an additional layer of privacy in the open windows in incognito mode for devices Android, in which it will now be possible to introduce a blocking option through biometric authentication.

In mid-September of last year, 9to5Google published that the protection of fingerprint It had been added as an experimental feature (‘flag’) in Chrome version 105.

Nowthe technology company has published a summary of the security options available in your browser on the occasion of Data Privacy Daywhich will be held this Saturday, January 28.

One of the innovations that has been echoed in this document is thate Android users can already access an option already available in Chrome on iOS and that refers to incognito mode windows.

These allow private browsing without the rest of the users of said device having access to their activity. Although these windows they do not store the browsing history, the ‘cookies’ or the data of sites or the information entered in forms, it does save downloads, bookmarks, and reading list items.

To improve privacy in incognito modeGoogle has introduced biometric authentication to Android deviceswhich can be activated to recover closed Chrome windows.

In this way, if the user exits said window to open another application, for example, it can only be reopened if they place their finger on the device’s fingerprint sensor.

In order to use this functionality, you must access the In the ‘Settings’ section of the browser, choose the ‘Privacy and security’ option and choose ‘Block incognito tabs when Chrome is closed’.

Other privacy features already existing in Google Chrome They are the Google Password Manager tool, available in the iOS, Android and Desktop versions, as well as the Safety Check alert system.


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