Google is working on a bunch of new updates to strengthen the privacy and security on its Chrome Browser. Last week, the tech giant announced the addition of fingerprint password authentication to Incognito tabs to make hidden search mode secure. Now adding more to the privacy layer, Google is planning to add a new feature which will allow users to delete 15 minutes of browsing history in one tap.
According to Chromestory, Google might add a new feature on its Chrome browser for Android to make it easier for users to delete their browsing history. The report cites a new flag in Google Chrome for Android which reveals that the “quickly delete their last 15 mins of data” will be added in the upcoming updates of the app.
How to enable quick delete on Chrome
While it is not yet specified, the new feature will allow users to delete the browsing history data or the entire account session activity. However, once enabled, the new ‘Quick Delete’ option will appear in the three-dots overflow menu in Chrome. This will allow users to delete their last 15 minutes of browsing data quickly.
The feature will come in handy to users who are searching for something confidential or forget to use the Incognito mode. Additionally, it will also help if users are using Chrome on someone else’s phone and want to keep their search history private. The option will eliminate the hassle of deleting all the searched links in history one by one.
Notably, the concept of quick delete is not new. Earlier in 2021, Google introduced the ability to purge 15 minutes of account history through the Google app. The feature was released for Android users in the first few months of 2022. The purge feature allowed users to purge their search history along with other account activities instantly from the account settings. Now, Google wants to add a similar feature for its web browser Chrome for its Android users with the ability to delete 15 minutes of browsing history.
Meanwhile, Google released a few new privacy features on chrome for Android devices. The features include upgraded safety checks, safe browsing and more. One of the highlights of the recent update was the biometric lock for Chrome’s Incognito tab for Android.
The feature was in development last year for Android users. However, it was already available for iOS users. But now it is available for Android users too. The feature allows users to enable a fingerprint lock on their Incognito tabs as an extra layer of protection. Once enabled, users will have to unlock the Incognito tabs when reopening the browser after minimising or closing it by authenticating with their fingerprint.