Google Maps Incognito Mode Is Being Tested For Those Who Don’t Want To Know Where They Are

Google Chrome has an incognito mode that allows users to browse the net privately. Even another person with whom you could share the same device may not discover that you are reviewing the latest news on Google Pixel 4 because you plan to pre-order one. Not only will your browsing history be protected from prying eyes, but any form completed during the unknown will remain private. To switch from unknown to Chrome, tap the three-button overflow menu in the right corner of the screen. Go to Settings => New incognito tab. You can see that you are in this mode when you see Walter White as the image of a man with a hat and glasses to the left of the web address.


Believe it or not, YouTube is also offering an incognito mode. To activate it, open the YouTube app and tap your profile photo in the upper right corner of the screen. Click on Incognito. With the mode turned on, your Boston Red Sox lover will never know that you have just seen the highlights of the recent New York Yankees game. Or when your conservative father-in-law borrows his phone, he can’t realize that he watched Stephen Colbert’s clips every night. When the man with hat and glasses appears where your profile picture usually appears, you know you are in incognito mode.

Now Google is also testing an incognito mode for Google Maps. This allowing you to search for directions to a place that you don’t want anyone to know you’ve visited. Those who are part of the test group today received an email from Google. If you are one of the lucky ones who have been able to update the Maps preview version 10.26, open the app and touch the image of the profile that is, wait, in the upper right corner of the screen. Select “Turn on Incognito mode”. You will notice that the position indicator will change the colors from blue to dark gray.

If you are not part of the test group, you may have to wait a few weeks for Google to transmit this feature to all eligible Android users. Until then, anyone with whom you share the phone can see the addresses for which you searched directions for.

(Via: Android Police)

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