Letest Updates Releted To Google Chrome Incognito Tab


What is google chrome incognito mode ?

Incognito mode, also known as private browsing, is a feature in Google Chrome that allows users to browse the internet without saving any browsing history, cookies, or search data to their device. This can be useful for tasks such as online shopping or bank transactions, where you may not want to save your personal information or browsing history. To access incognito mode in Google Chrome, you can use the keyboard shortcut “Ctrl+Shift+N” (Windows) or “Cmd+Shift+N” (Mac) or click the three dots on top right corner and click on “New incognito window”

Google Chrome hides your incognito tabs with password and biometrics on Android

Search giant is finally bringing feature to Android that already exists in iOS; Samsung Internet already offers a similar option in its browser

Google announced that it is releasing to all Android users the feature of blocking the view of Chrome’s incognito tabs through biometrics or password. In this way, it will not be possible to check or continue to see the page visited without the owner’s access permission. However, the novelty is disabled by default, requiring manual activation.

The project was already being developed by the search giant since 2021, but just a few months ago it appeared in the most stable build of Chrome 105 for Android. Now the feature is finally here for all those users who want more privacy.

As soon as the person activates password protection or biometrics for the browser’s incognito tab, it will always be necessary to go through this access before resuming the private session. It is worth mentioning that this option may be new for devices with Android, but it has existed for a long time in gadgets with iOS.

That is, Google may have been slow, but it’s like that old saying goes: better late than never.

In any case, it seems that the focus of this update is to increase the level of privacy and security of the individual. We don’t always want third parties to see what we were searching for on our mobile phone or tablet.

However, if someone else has access to your device, just leaving the app in the incognito tab may not be enough to maintain the desired level of intimacy. That’s where password protection or biometrics come in.

Google Chrome (Image: Tati Tata/Flickr)
Google Chrome (Image: Tati Tata/Flickr)

How to Enable Password or Biometrics in Chrome’s Incognito Tab

  1. First, open browser settings on your mobile device;
  2. Select the “Privacy and Security” option;
  3. Finally, turn on the “Lock tabs in incognito tab when I close Chrome” switch.

The company says that if the feature is not yet available for the user, just be patient and it will soon appear in an update.

Samsung Internet already offers this feature

The South Korean company’s internet browser also has the option of accessing the anonymous guide through biometrics. It is necessary to configure beforehand, but after that, whenever the user wants to open an incognito tab, it is necessary to unlock it using the fingerprint.

Other options that have privacy as a decoy is Brave, which is very fast and does not allow tracking of your browsing, for example. Epic Browser has a built-in VPN, blocks ads and does not store information such as history or cookies.

Anyway, if you prefer to stick with passwords instead of your finger prints, it’s worth knowing how to create secure passwords for apps and websites .

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