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You can now lock your incognito session in Chrome for Android

Android users can now lock their incognito sessions with a password code or biometric data when they exit the app thanks to a new Chrome update that is currently rolling out. The feature has long been accessible to iOS users, but it is now also being made available to Android Chrome users.

By selecting the “Lock incognito tabs when you close Chrome” toggle under Chrome Settings > Privacy & Security, users can enable this feature. So, the next time a user closes Chrome, their incognito session will be locked automatically. You can use the phone’s biometric unlock, such as a fingerprint unlock or lock code, to unlock the incognito tabs.

When looking for a subject that you don’t want to show up in your recommendations or history, this feature works well.

Even if you are using the most recent version of Google, the update might not yet be available to you since the company has only recently begun rolling it out. If so, you can enable the flag by typing “chrome:/flags/#incognito-reauthentication-for-android” and instantly unlock the feature.

Google announced that it is also updating its Safety Check feature as part of a larger update to send users more personalized recommendations about the permissions they have shared with particular sites. For instance, Safety Check will prompt you to modify notification access settings if a site is sending out too many notifications.

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