The Incognito mode in Google Chrome is helpful for private browsing, but locking those browser tabs behind a fingerprint or password would make it even better. And luckily, it looks like that’s coming soon to Android.
In June, Google added this experimental feature to Chrome for iOS, letting iPhone owners use FaceID to secure incognito mode browsing sessions. And now, it looks like we see the same thing for Android. It’s not available yet, but it should be a new feature in the coming weeks or months.
So, whether you’re doing some holiday shopping, or something else, if you hand your phone to a friend or family member but have a few incognito tabs open, you don’t need to worry. With this new option, users will be asked to unlock the phone when accessing incognito tabs.
It looks like this new feature is already available in Chrome Canary, but it’s not fully working yet. So when can we expect it on our Android devices? We’re not really sure. It’ll probably arrive for the Chrome for Android beta first, then eventually trickle down to the regular browser.