Google Chrome for iOS is getting a new privacy feature that can lock incognito tabs behind Face ID or Touch ID.
The search giant is testing the feature in its latest Chrome iOS beta, suggesting it could be rolled out to all users in the coming months.
The update notes for the latest beta version state that “when you return to the Chrome app, your incognito tabs will blur until I confirm it’s you.”
Notes state that users can enable the feature by going into privacy settings and selecting “lock incognito tabs when Chrome is closed.” It’s worth noting that this feature appears to be in the initial testing phase, as it doesn’t appear to all beta testers.
Chrome 89 is expected to launch next month, but it is unknown if this new feature will be a part of it, especially as testing appears to have started.
The feature would be a welcome addition to the app, especially if you’re someone who often leaves tabs open. It should also give users some peace of mind by lending someone their iPhone or iPad.
Source: The edge