How to Use Incognito Mode in Google Chrome

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Incognito Mode

We all visit websites that we do not want anyone else to know about. Each time you load a web page in Google Chrome’s Browser on your computer, potentially sensitive data is stored in your hard drive. Although this data is used to enhance your browsing experience going forward, it also can be personal in nature. You can use an incognito mode in google chrome to keep things private and here is how you can do it.

Chrome’s Incognito Mode removes most private data components so they are not left behind at the end of current session.

How to Use Incognito Mode in Google Chrome

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More and then New Incognito Window.
  3. A new window appears. In the top corner, check for the Incognito icon Incognito mode.
  4. You can also use a keyboard shortcut to open an Incognito window:
    • Windows, Linux, or Chrome OS: Press Ctrl + Shift + n.
    • Mac: Press ⌘ + Shift + n.

What happens when you browse privately

  • Chrome won’t save your browsing history, cookies and site data, or information entered in forms.
  • Files you download and bookmarks you create will be kept.
  • Your activity isn’t hidden from websites you visit, your employer or school, or your internet service provider.

Source: Google Chrome