Google Chrome has an incognito mode that helps you with private browsing because it doesn’t save history, and when you close your browser, all history and browsing data is cleared automatically. Sometimes you need to give your phone to someone when you have been browsing privately and you don’t want to close incognito tabs to lose your data and also don’t want them to see what you were browsing, what will you do?
Well, Google has a new feature for you. You can now lock Chrome tabs in incognito mode with a password. Read on to find out how to do it!
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Lock Chrome tabs in incognito mode with a password
With the latter feature, you can block Chrome Incognito tabs so that only you can access them. It hasn’t been released to everyone yet and is only available as Chrome flags.
Additionally, this feature is currently only available for Face ID-enabled iPhones. This means that you can block Incognito Mode if you are using iPhone X and later iPhone versions.
Steps to take to enable Face ID in Chrome Incognito
Follow these steps to lock incognito tabs using Face ID:
1. First open Google Chrome on your iPhone, type chrome: // flags in the address bar and press Enter.
2. Now enter “Device Authentication in Incognito Mode” in the search box at the top.
3. When you see the “Device Authentication in Incognito Mode” flag, click the drop-down menu below it and select “Enabled” from the options.
4. Once enabled, close your Chrome browser to apply the changes.
5. Open Chrome again, tap the three-dot menu in the lower right corner and select “Settings”.
6. Click on “Privacy” and on the next page turn on the “Block tabs in incognito mode when I close Chrome” switch. Click “Finish” at the top.
That’s all. The next time you open the incognito tabs, you will be prompted to unblock with Face ID.
If you want to turn this off, you can turn off the toggle for “Block tabs in incognito when closing Chrome” by following the same steps as mentioned above.
That’s all. This is how you can lock Chrome tabs in incognito mode with a password or, for now, with Face ID. We hope that this feature will soon be available to all users in the stable version as well as on Android. Stay tuned for more Google Chrome tips and tricks!
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