Google Chrome is being updated on iOS with an interesting dynamic that gives a plus of security to Incognito Mode.
At the moment, the new Google Chrome feature is experimental, but it is available to all iOS users.
With the new Google Chrome update, users can now avail of Face ID or Touch ID to lock and unlock incognito tabs. So if you use Chrome from the iPhone you can use some of its biometric methods to protect your browsing in Incognito Mode.
To test this new dynamic you just have to follow a few steps to activate it, as it is still an experimental feature. To do this, open the Google browser and type chrome://flags. In the Chrome experimental features search engine, type Device Authentication for Incognito.
Once you find this feature just enable it and restart Google Chrome to make the change. And as the last step, go to the Privacy section of the browser settings and enable “Block incognito tabs when closing Chrome”.
With all these steps you already have this new dynamic enabled. So if you have tabs in Incognito Mode you will see that they will be automatically blocked when you exit Chrome. Anyone who wants to look at your browsing in incognito will not be able to, as Chrome will ask for Face ID or Touch ID to unlock the tabs.
So you can now lend your phone without worrying if you have pending browsing in Chrome, as long as, you have chosen incognito mode. And if for some reason, you are not interested in having this extra privacy in Chrome, you just have to disable the feature.
To do so, follow the same steps we mentioned before to enter Chrome’s experimental functions and disable “Device Authentication for Incognito”.