You might recall, last year, that Google made it possible for Android users to use biometric security to protect (“protect”) their Incognito web browsing. The feature was in early beta at the time and it took some doing to get it working.
Now, in addition to a bunch of other security features, it’s possible for Android users to keep their private web browsing even more private.
The method to lock down any Incognito pages on your smartphone has become very simple. Head to Chrome Settings → Privacy & Security → Turn ON “Lock incognito tabs when you close Chrome.” That’s it. That’s all you have to do. A biometric password will be required when you attempt to access those pages again, keeping them from prying eyes.
In theory, anyway. Google says the feature is rolling out so it might take some time to get onto your smartphone. It wasn’t on any of Stuff’s devices at the time of publication but it should be a matter of hours/days. In the meantime, there are other features to play with.
Other new security features include the ability to clear your Chrome browsing history at any point (just type ‘clear browsing data’ in the browser’s address bar), an expanded Safety Check, and a tour of the privacy settings available in the browser.
Finally, Google’s also rolling out its own password manager for Android, iOS, and desktops. Given how LastPass has been doing lately, Google’s timing seems rather spot-on.