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Chrome incognito mode, how does it work?

Especially when we use a shared computer, many times we do not want others to see what we are looking for in Chrome. Either because it is something private, or because we have looked for personal things during work hours or simply because we are looking for a gift for the other person. And Chrome’s Incognito Mode is a very useful tool for that.

It is an option that allows you to consult web pages without leaving a trace of them in the record nor are cookies saved. And you can use it from both your computer and your mobile, so that you can have a little more privacy even if you share a computer.

Chrome Incognito Mode, how to use it

From an Android mobile

If you want to use Chrome’s incognito mode from your smartphone, the process is quite simple. You just have to follow the simple steps that we indicate below, and you will have a little more Privacy when conducting your searches.

  1. Open the Chrome app
  2. Press the button with three dots that appears in the upper right corner
  3. Select New Incognito Tab

From that moment on, you will already be browsing in incognito mode. At the moment you want it, you can close that tab just like you would any normal eyelash.

From the PC

Of course, the option to browse in Incognito Mode is also available in the computer version of Chrome. This is especially useful, since while on mobile it is usually something more personal, a Pc if it is easy that it can be used by several workers of the same company or family members. The steps to follow are those:

  1. In any window you have open in Chrome, press the three dots in the upper right corner
  2. Select new Incognito window
  3. If you prefer, you can access this mode using the command Ctlr + Shift + N

Incognito mode limitations

As we have already said, incognito mode erases a trace of your history, and prevents your browsing information from being saved by cookies. However, your navigation is not totally anonymous. If your company or school has some way of monitoring the websites you enter, it can continue to do so even if you have decided to navigate with this mode.

Of course, in the event that you enter a website to carry out an illegal activity, incognito mode will not protect you from that either. Therefore, you cannot take advantage of this loophole to try to avoid possible legal responsibilities.

Do you regularly use incognito mode? You can tell us about your experiences in the comments section that you will find at the bottom of the page.