On iOS, Chrome tests Touch ID and Face ID in private browsing

Digital security is extremely important, even for the average user, as we put personal information on the web. All means are good to protect them.

While passwords are a good way to protect accounts, and data, on online and offline systems, to be effective, they need to be complex. Therefore, their daily use can be quite tedious. The biometric methods are (most of the time) more efficient and more fluid in use. But their implementation is more delicate .

Google Chrome tests biometric protection of private browsing tabs

The advantage of using private browsing in a browser like Chrome is that you don’t leave any traces of your surfing session on your phone or computer. That being said, it seems that Google wants to go even further by testing a new feature for Chrome on iOS that would protect private browsing by adding an additional layer of security via Touch ID or Face ID.

Currently in beta on iOS

This means that if your Chrome browser on your iPhone or iPad has tabs open in incognito, you might protect those tabs from being seen by someone else using your device. . Although phones are very private devices and therefore you rarely lend, when it does, it is good to be sure that you don’t find yourself in an embarrassing or compromising situation.

In any case, this is a very practical function which should undoubtedly save the day for many users. This is not the first time that Google has introduced this kind of option. As reported by 9to5Google, the Google Search application has similar protections in place when the user leaves their current session and returns more than 15 minutes later.

No one knows when this feature will be available to all users, but it looks like it is currently in beta. In other words, it may not be very long to wait. To be continued !

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