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Google Maps is about to get its own Incognito Mode

With Google’s recent push for privacy, this makes sense.

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After Google brought its infamous Incognito Mode to YouTube last year, it seemed like only a matter of time before the mode made its way to other Google services. At I/O 2019 today, we got our first glimpse at where Incognito Mode is headed next.

The recipient? Google Maps. Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced the mode on stage alongside a new Google Account management feature. It’s here in that manager that you can turn on the privacy mode in Google Maps. You’ll get a grey bar at the top of your Maps app, letting you know that your time is private.

Incognito Mode in Google Maps

What this means for users is that during your incognito time on Maps, nothing will be saved and no searches will be attached to your account. It’s a small feature, but with Google putting a bigger emphasis on privacy, with things like auto-deletion of your location, this addition makes sense.

The Google Maps feature isn’t out quite yet, but Google states it is “coming soon to Google Maps.” We’ll make sure to update this post if an official date is revealed.

What do you think? Are you glad to see this feature added? Where do you think we’ll see Incognito Mode next? Let us know down below in the comments or carry the discussion over to our Twitter or Facebook.

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