Chrome 116 introduces an experiment that allows users to temporarily grant websites access to their location, camera, or microphone. Unlike the current ‘Allow’ or ‘Block’ options, this new feature permits users to provide ‘one-time’ permissions, similar to the ‘Only this time’ option for Android apps, providing enhanced privacy protection against intrusive sites.
To activate Chrome’s recently introduced permissions feature, enter chrome://flags in the address bar and press Enter to access the Experiments page. Locate the “One-time permission” entry, choose “Enabled” from its dropdown menu, and then relaunch the browser.
Once Chrome restarts, you can experiment with the new feature by navigating to the one-time permissions demo site here. On the page, click on one of the buttons corresponding to Geolocation, Camera, Microphone, or ‘Camera + Microphone.’
Chrome will present its updated permissions prompt. Click ‘Allow this time‘ to provide the demo site with one-time permission to access your location, camera, and/or microphone. Alternatively, you have the option to select ‘Allow on every visit’ or ‘Don’t allow.’