Google Chrome incognito window

Private browsing in Google Chrome

You've gone incognito. Pages you view in this window won't appear in your browser history or search history, and they won't leave other traces, like cookies, on your computer after you close the incognito window. Any files you download or bookmarks you create will be preserved, however.

Going incognito doesn't affect the behavior of other people, servers, or software. Be wary of:
  • Websites that collect or share information about you
  • Internet service providers or employers that track the pages you visit
  • Malicious software that tracks your keystrokes in exchange for free smileys
  • Surveillance by secret agents
  • People standing behind you
Learn more about incognito browsing.

For times when you want to browse in stealth mode, for example, to plan surprises like gifts or birthdays, Google Chrome offers the incognito browsing mode. Webpages that you open and files downloaded while you are incognito won't be logged in your browsing and download histories; all new cookies are deleted after you close the incognito window. You can browse normally and in incognito mode at the same time by using separate windows.

Browsing in incognito mode only keeps Google Chrome from storing information about the websites you've visited. The websites you visit may still have records of your visit. Any files saved to your computer will still remain on your computer.

Example: If you sign into your Google Account on while in incognito mode, your subsequent web searches are recorded in your Google Web History. In this case, if you want to make sure your searches are not stored in your Google Account, you'll need to pause your Google Web History tracking.

Changes made to your Google Chrome bookmarks and general settings while in incognito mode are always saved.

To turn on the incognito mode, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Page menu page menu.
  2. Select New incognito window.

A new window now opens with the incognito icon incognito icon in the top left corner. You can continue browsing as normal in the other window.

You can also right-click any link and select Open link in incognito window.

Watch a video on how to use incognito mode.

Don't want pages you visit to show up in your web history? Choose incognito mode for private browsing.

What is the Dictionay meaning of incognito?

With your identity concealed

Pronunciation (US): ĭn'kŏg-nē'tō, ĭn-kŏg'nĭ-tō'
Without revealing one's identity


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