It’s Data Privacy Day and Google is celebrating with a new privacy feature on Android, Chrome.
Yes, now there’s a day for data privacy. It is conveniently named, Data Privacy Day. This will make it easy for you to remember. The day officially happened on January 28th and it sort of feels as though we missed it. To make up for our belated nature, here’s Google’s announcement on Chrome incognito locking for Android.
The new privacy setting allows Chrome users to lock their incognito tabs by way of a PIN, your finger, or whatever unlock setting you use on your Android device.
To access, go into SETTINGS > PRIVACY AND SECURITY > LOCK INCOGNITO TABS WHEN YOU LEAVE CHROME.
The locking incognito tabs feature for Chrome on Android is super easy to do, but you should know that the feature is still updating as it rolls out to the masses. So you may not see it in your settings just yet, but you will.
Locking an incognito browsing experience has been around since 2022. But back then, Google was testing the waters to see if people would utilize the feature. If you apply the setting, you’ll need to tap “unlock incognito” in order to gain access to those browsing sessions.
Overall, its not a groundbreaking announcement however it’s another step towards the privacy-oriented climate most Internet users desire.
What Is Data Privacy Day?
Data Privacy Day is a global event that happens each year on January 28th. The intention is to direct attention to personal and business data protection agendas. The United States is one of 50 countries to acknowledge the day. Essentially, the intention of the day is to remind and inform people of the importance of protecting their personal data.