Google Chrome Adds Lock Incognito Tabs for iOS, Android Version Coming Soon

IT House news on January 28, Google announced that it has added the ability to lock incognito tabs in the iOS version of the Chrome browser, and the feature will also appear on Android, which has already been enabled for some users.When enabled, users will require fingerprinting to restore access to an exited private browsing session. This feature will protect the user’s browsing and prevent anyone from accidentally opening the user’s private browsing session.

IT Home learned that although this feature has appeared on iOS and some Android devices, it is still disabled by default. To turn it on, users go to Chrome Settings > Privacy & Security > and turn on “Lock incognito tabs when Chrome is closed”.

The Google blog outlines five ways in which the Chrome browser improves privacy. Privacy guidelines, security checks, clear browsing history, and Google password manager are all existing Chrome browser features, but incognito tab lock is a new addition.