Google’s Chrome browser now offers a layer of protection that is only available to iPhone users. Google Chrome users now have the ability to secure Incognito Mode tabs using Face ID, the facial recognition technology built into new iPhone models. Even if you give your phone to someone else and launch the browser together, the additional security layer won’t allow them to see what you have been looking at.
Google allows users who don’t have Face ID to use Touch ID fingerprint scanners on their iPhones.
This new feature is available to all users around the world right now. To activate it, go to Settings, then tap Privacy and Lock Incognito Tabs. After this, all Incognito Mode tabs are under lock until you pass the security check.
Incognito Mode is a feature that prevents your activity from appearing in Google’s web history or predictive search features. This suggests past queries to help speed up repeat searches.
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Incognito Mode can be great for shopping surprise birthday gifts using a shared device. However, your activities are not hidden from the internet provider, company making your Wi-Fi router or the website you visit. It is not an invisible cloak.
In February, Google announced plans to include Face ID checks in Incognito. The update has been released after the required checks by beta testers.
This update is now available for iOS devices. Sharing a gadget like an iPad with others could make it easier to protect your private shopping cart in Incognito Mode using a Face ID scan. This could save many families from being spoilt.
Chrome 92 can be downloaded from the App Store right now.
Publiated at Thu 22 July 2021, 08:48:48 +0000