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There is now an Incognito Mode for YouTube users on Android

Now you can now watch all of those “Parents React” videos without everyone knowing your business.

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For those times you don’t want others to see what you’re doing, there’s now Incognito Mode for YouTube. The new feature is now available for Android users.

The new option is what you think it would be. When turned on, Incognito Mode will stop YouTube from tracking your movements around the site. Google includes an Incognito Mode on Google Chrome.

As first noted by Android Central, here’s how to activate Incognito Mode on YouTube for Android:

  1. Open the YouTube app.
  2. Tap your account icon at the top right.
  3. Tap Turn on Incognito.
  4. If it’s your first time using Incognito, tap Got it on the pop-up.

Once in the mode, you’ll notice your profile icon has changed to Chrome’s Incognito symbol and a black bar at the bottom of the YouTube app reads “You’re incognito.”

If you want to disable Incognito Mode:

  1. Tap your account icon at the top right (now showing the Incognito icon).
  2. Tap Turn off Incognito at the bottom of your screen.

While incognito, your browsing history won’t show up in your search or watch history. However, Google’s still tracking your movement. Also, as noted in the YouTube app when turning Incognito on for the first time, your activity can always be viewed by your internet provider, employer, or school, where applicable.

It’s nice seeing Incognito Mode finally arrive on YouTube for Android; hopefully, we’ll see the same feature on iOS devices soon.

Will you be using Incognito Mode for YouTube on Android? Let us know in those comments below. 

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Bryan considers himself a well-rounded techie, having written articles for MakeUseOf, KnowTechie, AppAdvice, iDownload Blog. When he's not writing, he's being a single dad and rooting for his alma mater, Penn State, or cheering on the Patriots.

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