Google Chrome incognito window can now also be screened on Android with fingerprint

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Google Chrome users on Android devices can now hide the incognito part of the browser with a fingerprint or by means of facial recognition. The feature has not been officially released yet, but it is already configurable by users.

When closing the Google Chrome app, incognito tabs can now be locked, after which the user can regain access to the incognito part by means of a fingerprint or facial recognition. 9To5Google reports that.

Although the feature has not yet been officially released by Google, it can already be activated by entering chrome://flags/#incognito-reauthentication-for-android in the browser’s search bar. After that, the feature must be manually enabled in Chrome via ‘Settings’ > ‘Privacy and Security’.

On iOS, the Privacy Screen function has long made it possible to use Touch ID or Face ID to access Google apps, including the incognito mode of Google Chrome, the Google Drive app and Google Authenticator.

Image: Google via 9to5Google

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