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Chrome: Google generalizes the biometric locking of the private navigation mode, when on Safari

But this time should soon be over because this feature was added in Chrome Canary, the version for Chrome developers. Thus in the list of chrome modifications which uses the new API introduced in Android 13, we find “SetrecentscreenshotShotabled” which allows you to deactivate or activate screenshots according to the context.

Google Chrome for Android will finally allow you to take screenshots in private navigation mode

Isabelle Dumonteil

Sharing hot information or image often goes through a screenshot. But so far chrome users on Android in private navigation mode did not have this possibility.

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The “private navigation” mode even if it is not so private as it according to former employees of Google allows in theory not to leave any trace in its navigation history, to avoid cookies and recording Information entered in forms. On a PC, the limitations stopped there. On Android, however, making a screenshot was not possible. You get either a message stating that screenshot cannot be made, or an empty screen.

But this time should soon be over because this feature was added in Chrome Canary, the version for Chrome developers. Thus in the list of chrome modifications which uses the new API introduced in Android 13, we find “SetrecentscreenshotShotabled” which allows you to deactivate or activate screenshots according to the context.

No date for the official arrival of screenshots in private mode

No date has been announced for the moment for the default introduction or activation of this feature in Chrome on Android but it is not excluded that it is expected to wait android 14 for that.

But if this feature interests you, you can try it by installing Google Chrome Canary on your Android phone from the Google Play Store. Once the installation is complete, type Chrome: // Flags in the address bar to access the functionality still in testing and search for the “Improved Incognito Screenshots” option. Activate this flag, restart Google Chrome and enjoy the screenshots in incognito mode.

There is in the same spirit another still hidden feature of Google Chrome, reading in sleek mode to display in your browser the cleaned text of all frills.

Recall that Google Chrome is largely targeted by hackers and that making regular updates is essential if you want to get rid of malware and other suspicious extensions.

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Chrome: Google generalizes the biometric locking of the private navigation mode, when on Safari ?

As data protection day approach 1 which will be very officially held on January 28, Google generalizes a confidentiality option on Chrome on Mobile on Mobile. Android smartphones users will finally be able to protect their incognito session (private navigation mode) with biometric authentication. The novelty is being deployed on the Google system (we don’t have it on our Pixel 6 yet).

This function has existed on the iOS version of Chrome since 2021. To activate it, go to Settings > Privacy and Security > Lock private navigation tabs when you close Chrome. As soon as you leave Chrome and then reopen the browser, authentication with Face ID or Touch ID will be necessary to display the private tabs. Practice to be sure that your shameful research is not discovered by your loved ones. Firefox Focus, the Mozilla browser focused on privacy, has a similar function.

Apple may eventually offer an identical option in Safari. From iOS 16 and MacOS Ventura, it is quite possible to protect with Face Id/Touch ID the albums “masked” and “recently deleted” from the Photos application, something that Google and other Android manufacturers have already allowed for a while with their own image galleries.

  1. Do not obviously confuse with World Safeguard Day, March 31. ↩︎