Google is testing a new privacy feature in the Chrome browser for the iOS platform. It will allow you to restrict access to tabs in incognito mode using the Face ID function.
The update note for the latest beta version of Chrome 89 for iOS states that “when you return to the Chrome app, your incognito tabs will be blurred until you confirm that it is you.” You can activate the new function in the Chrome browser settings in the privacy section. It should be noted, however, that it is in its early stages of testing, as not even all beta testers have access to it.
Google Chrome on iOS is getting Face ID support that will protect and secure incognito tabs 🤫🤐 pic.twitter.com/gnQmOzjdV6
— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) February 11, 2021
The update notes for the latest beta version of Chrome 89 for iOS indicate that “when you return to the Chrome app, your incognito tabs will be blurred until you confirm it’s you.” You can enable this feature in the privacy section of your Chrome settings, but it seems to be in early testing phase as not even all beta testers have access.
Chrome 89 is expected to launch in early March. However, it is not yet certain that Face ID support for incognito tabs will be ready by then. For older devices, Google also offers Touch ID support. This feature is a hike to secret mode, which is available in Samsung’s own browser. It allows you to lock tabs for viewing and unlock them using face recognition or the user’s fingerprint.
Source: The Verge