Private browsing is a very important feature of all modern web browsers. Google Chrome also support private browsing which is also known as Incognito mode for Chrome.
Why should I turn on private browsing on my browser? Basically you can enable private browsing in web browsers, like Firefox, Chrome, IE, when you want to browse the web without saving certain info, such as browsing history, cookies, etc.
To be more specific, here’s how Chrome private browsing can protect your privacy:
1. Webpages that you open and files that you download while you’re incognito aren’t recorded in your browsing and download histories.
2. All new cookies are deleted after you close all incognito windows that you’ve opened.
3. Changes you make to your Google Chrome bookmarks and general settings while in incognito mode are still saved.
Activate Private Browsing in Google Chrome
- Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
- Select New incognito window.
- A new window will open with the incognito icon incognito icon in the corner.
While private browsing is useful, it’s not all powerful. Private browsing in Chrome won’t protect you from hackers, virus, or government surveillance efforts. It is useful when you want to hide information from your coworker, your family members or who share the same computer with you.