A recent report by Google gave intense satisfaction to iOS users who have dozens of apps open at a time. Google is expected to come up with a privacy feature that can lock incognito tabs with Touch or Face ID for security purposes. This will make private web browsing a little more safe and secure.
The latest Chrome 89 Beta on iOS blurs incognito tabs until the person confirms it is him. The feature is still in the testing phase and hence is not available to many users yet. However, if one has access, he will have to enable the feature in the privacy settings in Chrome.
According to 9to5Google, the upcoming feature will raise the bars of privacy standards and one wouldn’t feel insecure lending their phones to other people for using Chrome. Google is aiming to keep people’s information confidential by locking the incognito tabs behind biometric authentication.
This approach to locking Chrome’s Incognito tabs is similar to a feature in the main Google Search app that uses biometrics to confirm it is you when returning to an incognito session after 15 minutes. There is a similar feature in Google drive as well where a fingerprint is needed to access the storage. However, the upcoming feature is still necessary to ‘add more security’ and to enjoy the perks of private browsing.
Apple’s new enforcement of App Privacy labels in iOS 14.x. has compelled Google to update some of its most popular iOS apps. It has been tough as Google has to comply with the new privacy labels for releasing an updated version of any application.
Chrome 89 is expected to be launched around early March and wave off all the potential security risks that a user can face.