Google adds new Chrome for Android feature to lock your Incognito tabs

Google Chrome Incognito Mode with background

  • Google has rolled out a new feature that locks your Incognito tabs when you exit Chrome on Android.
  • Users can unlock their Incognito tabs with whatever they use to unlock their device.
  • The feature hasn’t made it to all devices quite yet.

Did you know it’s almost Data Privacy Day (January 28)? Google is celebrating the day a little early by posting tips to stay safe on Chrome. Somewhat buried underneath everything else in the blog, the company revealed it’s rolling out a new feature that will allow Android users to lock their Incognito tabs.

If you didn’t know, the ability to lock and unlock Incognito tabs in Chrome has been around since 2021. However, it was a feature that was exclusive to Chrome on iOS. Now Google is bringing the feature to Android devices.


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