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Unless you have unlocked your fingerprints, open Incognito mode tabs will be hidden unless you have a password. The new feature is similar to the Privacy Screen option found in the iPhone version of the app. The Privacy Screen in the iOS app works differently than the Incognito tab lock in the chrome browser.

You can use your fingerprints, lock screen PIN, or face recognition to access your porn Incognito tabs on the iPad or Macbook Air. The Privacy Screen is a standard feature in the App Store, whereas the Chrome feature will need to be used on a case-by-case basis.

The Incognito reauthentication lock is a hidden feature that will only be available in a future Chrome app update. If you install the chrome version 105 update, you can try it in the stable version of the browser.

How to enable Chrome Incognito Reauthentication on Android

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The flag can be enabled.

  1. Open Chrome on your Android device.
  1. Go to chrome://flags/#incognito-reauthentication-for-android
  2. Select “Enabled” from the drop-down menu under “Enable device reauthenticate for Incognito.”
  3. Tap “Relaunch” when prompted. The flag is now enabled.

The feature in the app's settings needs to be turned on after a restart of the browser.

  1. Go to Settings > Privacy and Security.
  2. Turn on “Lock Incognito tabs when you leave Chrome (Use screen lock to see open Incognito tabs).”
  3. Lastly, verify your fingerprint or lock screen PIN when prompted to enable the feature.

Once the feature is widely available in future versions of the browser, you won't have to enable the experimental flag.

Your session will be locked the next time you close the browser. The tabs are hidden behind a reauthentication screen if you reopen chrome. If you want to regain access, press your finger to your phone's fingerprint sensor, or if you want to use a PIN, tap "unlock Incognito" on the screen. The incognito tabs are only affected by this; your regular tabs are unaffected.