Incognito Mode Headed To Google Maps, Preview Squad Gets First Dibs

Incognito Mode Headed To Google Maps, Preview Squad Gets First Dibs

It was still back in May when Google announced a privacy feature for Maps but it seems that it will still be quite a while before Google Maps' incognito mode rolls out to all. Keep your fingers crossed for the Incognito Mode to Maps, soon. The mode won't save the user's browsing history, update their location history or shared locations, or use their data to personalize the Google Maps experience.

Following this change, users can use Google Maps to find things to do in a destination - such as iconic places, city guide lists, events, or restaurants - by swiping up on the "Explore" tab or searching for a destination. Well, this neat little feature may come in handy for those trying to fly under the radar.

As you can see, switching on incognito mode will apply a black strap across the top of the screen, indicating to the user that "incognito mode is on".

Incognito Mode Headed To Google Maps, Preview Squad Gets First Dibs
Incognito Mode Headed To Google Maps, Preview Squad Gets First Dibs

Some Google Maps clients have been sent messages in the previous 48 hours or with the goal that welcome them to participate on the undercover beta for Google Maps. The feature as a matter of fact, have always been available to desktop users for a while, and extending it to the app will give them more options to choose from. Mobile users can turn on the feature by tapping on the profile photo and then tapping on "Turn on Incognito Mode."Google also shows a detailed notification on what happens when users enable the feature".

It is presumed the feature will debut on Android and iOS smartphones. At that point, Maps will remind you that the new Incognito Mode is turned on.

Google provides Incognito Mode for Chrome and a few other Google apps.


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