The point of using incognito mode in a browser like Chrome is to not leave a trail of your internet activity on your phone or computer. However, it seems that Google is taking things one step further by testing out a new feature for Chrome on iOS that would protect incognito mode by adding an additional layer of security in the form of Touch ID or Face ID.
What this means is that if your Chrome browser on your iPhone or iPad has incognito tabs open, you can protect it from accidentally being accessed by someone else who might be using your phone. While our phones are highly personal devices that don’t often get used by other people, when that does happen, we’re sure that we don’t want to find ourselves in an embarrassing or compromising situation.
This is actually a pretty useful feature to have and one that we’re sure that many users might be able to appreciate. This is also not the first time that Google has introduced such a feature. As noted by 9to5Google, the Google Search app has similar protections when users leave their current session and return to it more than 15 minutes later.
There is no word on when the feature will be made available to users, but it seems that it is currently in beta so we might have to wait a bit more before it becomes available to the rest of us.