Chrome Incognito – How to Browse in Private

Chrome Incognito – How to Browse in private

Chrome Incognito is a feature of Google’s Chrome browser. Using Chrome Incognito allows a user to surf the web privately. This means that no cookies are allowed from the browser and at the end of the browsing sessions, all your web surfing history and data are erased when you close the browser. In addition, private browsing means Chrome does not retain a history of files that were downloaded however these files are now stored somewhere and they may be discovered in some other way. Remember, your internet service provider still has a record of all your internet activity.

Chrome is the world’s most popular web browser in the world with 53.9% of the market share. Firefox is a strong competitor although nowhere near the same number of users. The web browser has over two billion users.

How do I Use Chrome Incognito?

Chrome Incognito mode is easy to use. It can be accessed from desktop machines, tablets, or mobile devices that have Chrome installed. To use Chrome Incognito mode on a smartphone, follow these steps below.


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How To use Chrome Incognito mode – Android

  • Open the Chrome browser on your smartphone
  • Tap the three dots in the upper, right corner of the screen
  • Tap “New incognito tab” [Figure 1]

How To use Chrome Incognito mode – Android

  • Open the Chrome browser on your laptop or desktop computer
  • Tap the three dots in the upper, right corner of the screen
  • Tap “New incognito window”

I prefer to open a completely new instance of Chrome when I want to browse in incognito mode. I feel more confident that the information I wish to keep private is actually going to stay on the down-low!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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