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How to Enable Safe Browsing In Google Chrome for Android

Early this year, Google introduced a new feature for Chrome desktop version known as ‘Enhanced Safe Browsing’. According to Google, the enhanced safe browsing increases protection from dangerous websites and downloads.

The feature works by sharing ‘uncommon URLs in real-time’ with Google Safe browsing to determine whether the site you are about to visit triggers a red flag or not. With this feature enabled, Google Chrome also sends a small sample of pages and suspicious downloads to discover new threats.

According to Google, the enhanced safe browsing on Chrome reduces the security threats by up to 20% on the desktop. The feature is pretty good for users who don’t have an idea about the internet’s dark side.

Also Read: How to Set Download & Upload Speed in Google Chrome

Enable Enhanced Safe Browsing on Chrome for Android

The feature has been on the desktop version of Chrome for a while, and it’s now finally available for Android. So, in this article, we are going to share a step-by-step guide on how to enable Enhance Safe browsing on Chrome for Android in 2020.

Step 1. First of all, head to the Google Play Store and update the Google Chrome app.

update the Google Chrome app

Step 2. Once done, open the Google Chrome browser.

open the Google Chrome browser

Step 3. Now open the ‘Chrome://flags’ on your address bar.

open the 'Chrome://flags'

Step 4. Search for ‘Safe browsing’ and enable the two flags – Safe browsing Enhanced Protection on Android and Security Section on Android.

Enable the flags

Step 5. Once done, tap on the ‘Relaunch’ button.

tap on the 'Relaunch' button

Step 6. After the reset, open Chrome settings and tap on ‘Privacy and Security’. Under the Privacy and Security, tap on the ‘Safe browsing’ option.

Open Safe Browsing Option

Step 7. You will find three options – Enhanced, Standard, and No Protection. To enable the Enhanced Safe Browsing, select ‘Enhanced Protection’

Enable Enhanced Protection

That’s it! You are done. This is how you can enable Enhanced Safe browsing on Chrome for Android.

Enhanced Protection detail

So, this article is all about how to enable Enhanced Safe Browsing on Chrome for Android. I hope this article helped you! Please share it with your friends also. If you have any doubts related to this, let us know in the comment box below.

This post was written by Amarnath Chakraborty and was first posted to TechViral

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