Google announced earlier this month that its new Incognito mode has started roll-out, and now it is available on Android devices. Google Chrome’s Incognito mode allows users to browse some of the typical impacts of surfing the Web removed. It is useful for various reasons such as this keeps your search history clean, and is especially useful for surfing without using your personal information.
Google is now rolling out a similar Incognito mode to Google Maps, which will initially be available for Android devices. This feature lets users use Google Maps slightly differently with a bit of privacy. Google states that it will be available for all users. If it’s available for you, then enabling it only requires a few steps:
- Open Google Maps
- Tap on your profile
- Tap on ‘Turn on Incognito mode’.
When the Google Maps Incognito mode feature is on, your searches won’t be saved to your account and it won’t use your information to personalize the experience. Still, you could be tracked by internet service providers, other apps, or if you’re using Assistant and other Google services. Once you’re done, you can turn it off the same way to let Maps regain access to those things.