Google Releases Incognito Mode For Its Maps - All You Need To Know


Google has recently confirmed that the company is planning to introduce Incognito mode for Google Maps app. It was also confirmed that the company was testing the new feature for quite a long time. Now Google has finally announced the official rolled out Incognito mode for Android users across the globe. Here are the details:

Google Map Receives Incognito Mode: All You Need To Know


Whatever location you search on the Google Maps in Incognito mode will not be saved to your Google account. "When you turn on Incognito mode, your activity in Maps-like the places you search or get directions to-won't be saved to your Google Account," reads the official blog post.

Following will not be saved on your Google map when you are using the incognito mode:

  • Browse and search history, or send you notifications
  • Update your Location History or shared location, if any
  • Use your data to personalize Maps
  • How to Enable Incognito mode on your Android device
  • First, you need to head to the Google Map on your Android device.
  • Now, tap on the profile which will take you to a sliding panel which will allow you to enable the feature.
  • Toggle on the Turn on Incognito mode option and you are all set to go.

The company also noted that the new feature is rolling out in stages and it will be available for all the users globally. Also, make sure that your Google map app is updated otherwise you won't be able to use the service.

Meanwhile, it has also been reported that the parent company of Google has offered a formal proposal to FitBit to enter the wearable segment.

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