YouTube is testing an incognito mode in its app

Ro, 15 May 2018

The "Incognito Mode" in browsers is a well-known feature for quite some time now and it's extremely useful, especially if you are logging into your account when using someone else's computer. Well now, YouTube is testing the very same feature on its Android app.

YouTube already has a feature that prevents the app from recording watch and search history and you can find it under Settings > History & privacy. But the new Incognito Mode should be easier to access by just tapping your account picture in the top right corner, where a "Turn on Incognito" toggle will be available. No need to digg in the settings menu anymore.

When activated the app won't record your current session and the subscription list will be hidden. The familiar Incognito icon will be visible in the top right corner indicating that you are browsing YouTube anonymously.

As of now, the feature is still in its testing period so not all devices have it but most probably it will be available to the wider audience sooner than later.



Reader comments

There's no word as Anonymous in Google.

Or you might as well be interested in weird side of YouTube. Or perhaps you might be willing to watch softcore porn once in a while uploaded there... Haha, there are various reasons that's why I find this feature very useful.

That is a very good point. I think that would be helpful - particularly when looking up gaming videos. If you look up a video on a game, suddenly the recommendations are riddled with spoilers. This would be a very useful feature to stop that...

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