In this article, I’ll show you how to password protect chrome.
Password protect chrome As we know Chrome is the most popular browser for desktop as well as mobile. chrome is popular because of its security, high-speed browsing and light-weight architecture. Google Chrome has a number of unique features that make it more popular than other browsers available in the market.
Recently, Google has introduced a new feature for chrome called “user manager” which is used to lock chrome with a password. The user manager feature is also capable of managing multiple accounts for with sessions.
Why do we need to password protect chrome?
The first and most important reason to password protect chrome is, your browser is tied to your Google account and anyone who has access to your browser can access your mails and your personal data. Therefore, we need to protect our personal data and emails by enabling this recently introduced password to protect feature of chrome browser. By enabling this feature, you’ll be able to protect your sensitive information such as saved passwords, active accounts and sessions, browsing history, cookies and other confidential data.
How to enable password protect chrome?
To enable password protect chrome, first of all, you need to log in to your Chrome browser using a Google account. After logging in to your Google account, follow the procedure given below to lock your chrome browser with a password.
Steps: Password Protect Chrome
Step 1: open your Chrome browser and type “chrome://flags” in the address bar and go to the Chrome Experiments page.
Step 2: on the Chrome experiment page, search for “enable new profile management system” and select “Enable” from the option (drop-down menu).
Step 3: Now, click on the “Relaunch now” button (appearing at the bottom of the page).
Step 4: after relaunching the browser, you can see a drop-down button appeared with your Google account (appeared on the top right corner, next to minimize button). Click that drop-down button and select the option “Lock” to lock your chrome browser.
Note: when you relaunch the browser, Chrome will reload all the opened tabs, therefore, it is recommended to save all the unsaved work before relaunching Chrome.
Step 5: After clicking the lock option, Chrome will automatically close the wind and display the all the user profiles previously logged in to the Chrome. To enter the Chrome browser, simply select your profile, enter your account password (password associated with your Google account) and press the enter button.
Now, you have successfully locked the browser but other can still use your browser by selecting the option “Browse as Guest” (appeared at the bottom left corner of the screen) without affecting your personal data and email.
Hopefully, you have successfully locked chrome with the Password Protect Chrome settings. If you have any question or suggestion regarding this topic, please let us know in the comment below.