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Google Chrome is testing out a new feature for iOS users to lock their incognito tabs making it more secure and private

We all know how incognito tabs work, any user while working on an incognito tab can do his work while not having the record of it. Google Chrome, as usual is testing out a new feature for iOS users. iOS user haven’t been able to use Chrome properly due to the many updates Google brings, even this feature is out on testing is not confirmed if it will get included or not.

It has been reported that Google Chrome is testing to make incognito tabs or private web browsing much more secure by letting the users to lock their incognito tabs with face or touch id. How this works for iOS users is that that this feature makes use of True Depth camera system which consists of cameras and sensors and also a dot projector located at the top of the iPhone that creates the 3D map of the user’s face in detail.

By using this feature, chrome will let you lock your incognito tabs and they will be blurred in the tab switcher until the user confirms it’s them by using their touch or face id. Chrome believes that this is new way to add more security and privacy to the users’ work as they multitask. The update will be seen in detail in the app’s beta version for apple iPad and iPhone.

This feature of locking chrome’s incognito tabs is closely familiar with the main Google search app feature which makes use of the biometric system. The user uses the biometrics to confirm it’s him when they return to an incognito tab after 15 minutes. Google Drive also as a feature similar to this, it has a privacy screen that requires a fingerprint or face recognition to confirm it’s him to confirm their authenticity, however it also allows the user to delay this authenticity factor by one minute to 10 minutes. This feature will make you lent someone your phone in peace without worrying of the person, as you know they can’t go snooping in to your work!

This feature however is not available for beta users as of yet, i.e. according to 9to5Google.

With Google soon to launch the new Chrome 89, which is expected next month, this feature is to make its way on that.


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