Google brings locking Incognito tabs on Chrome for Android
Google shared some tips on staying safe on Chrome for Data Privacy Day, which is tomorrow, January 28. It also revealed Chrome for Android is getting a new feature, allowing you to lock Incognito tabs when you leave the app.
A new privacy setting lets you unlock these tabs with a screen lock, be it with biometric info, PIN or pattern.
The feature is pretty straightforward. When Chrome is opened, and you want to use the Incognito tabs after the phone was locked, there will be a prompt on the screen to use your preferred screen unlock method and verify you have access. The public tabs will remain publicly available.
The feature is extremely useful for devices used by more than one person where one doesn’t want the others to know what is being browsed. This is the closest Chrome for Android has gotten to different profiles for different users.
Google said the feature is still rolling out, so some users might have to wait a bit to get it.
- 31 Jan 2023
Eh, does any large company really take user privacy seriously? Apple, Google, Meta, Amazon, Samsung, Xaiomi, Huawei, etc... they all collect data in some sort of way.
- 31 Jan 2023
privacy is about knowing when you're being watched. -If there is a camera in your bedroom live streaming on facebook, and you know that there is a camera in your bedroom live streaming on facebook, that is NOT a violation of privacy. -...
- 29 Jan 2023
I dont understand the obsession with privacy. I have said racist remarks and watched porn for 2 decades and im still free to go to other countries and never got fired by different companies that ive worked for. Ive never even received a complaint fro...