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Chrome is rolling out an update for Android users that lets them lock their incognito session with a passcode or biometrics when exiting the app. This feature has been available for iOS users for some time, but is now available for users using Chrome on Android. This feature is great for searching for topics that you don't want to see in your recommendations or history. Google has just started rolling out this feature, so updates may not be available to you even if you're on the latest version.

This post is on how to lock Incognito Mode on Chrome for Android.

Chrome is rolling out an update for Android users that lets them lock their incognito session with a passcode or biometrics when exiting the app. This feature has been available for iOS users for some time, but is now available for users using Chrome on Android.

This feature is great for searching for topics that you don’t want to see in your recommendations or history. Google has just started rolling out this feature, so updates may not be available to you even if you’re on the latest version.

How to secure your Incognito Session on Google Chrome for Android

To enable security on Incognito Mode on Chrome for Android, follow the steps below:

  • Open your Chrome on your Android smartphone
  • Click on the three vertical lines or More
  • Go to Settings
  • In Settings, click on Privacy & Security
  • Turn on Lock Incognito Tabs

Note: Incognito Tabs are automatically locked the next time you exit Chrome. You can make use of biometric/fingerprint unlock on your phone to lock and unlock incognito tabs. In the case you don’t see the option to lock your incognito tab after updating your Chrome on Google Play Store, open your address bar and copy or click this.

Video Guide on How to Lock Incognito Tab on Google Chrome for Android

Update on Security Checks

As part of a broader update, Google also announced an update to its Security Checks feature to send users more personalized recommendations about the permissions they are sharing with specific websites. For example, if a website sends too many notifications, the Safety Check will ask you to change your notification access settings.


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