Google brings Incognito Mode to Maps and Search. How to activate it

If you want to browse the web without giving out your user data, one of the fastest way to do is to make use of incognito mode on your browser. The feature has long been standard on the desktop and mobile versions of Google Chrome as well as the mobile version of YouTube.

Now, the next in line to receive the private browsing features are Google’s Search and Maps for Android.

How To Turn On Incognito mode on Google Maps

Google demonstrated the new Maps feature at its I/O keynote.

  1. Firstly, tap your profile icon and you will be presented with the new incognito option.
  2. Once it’s selected, the app should stop tracking data and will also display a dark diagonal bar to confirm incognito mode is on.

The same feature is scheduled to arrive on Google’s Search app. There’s no specific time-frame for either rollout though.

More on Privacy Policy

Another upcoming privacy component is the ability to control how long Google stores your web activity on its servers. This option will be available through the menu section of all the standard Google apps like Chrome, Maps and YouTube. The feature is live but currently limited to browsing and app data with location history coming soon.


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