Google offers an incognito mode in its Chrome browser for almost ten years. Users who use this feature can browse on any website without being monitored and without cookies being stored, while having all the features of a normal web browsing experience available.
AndroidPolice has reported that Google may introduce this feature in its YouTube mobile applications, following a recent discovery that Big G would be testing an incognito mode in the YouTube app for Android.
When the mode is active, it seems to behave just like on Google Chrome, with a pop-up explaining that all activities from the incognito session will be deleted and the user will return to the last used account when he decides to exit the anonymous mode. At the bottom of the screen, then, a small bar reminds the user that he is browsing incognito. AndroidPolice has also discovered that even the inscriptions remain hidden during the use of private browsing.
However, YouTube warns the user that “the activity may still be visible to the employer, school or Internet service provider”. Private mode acts like the incognito feature of Google Chrome and prevents any searches for videos and watched videos from being saved in the account history. This also means that the videos recommended by the video-sharing platform will not be influenced by anything when the user navigates in complete anonymity.
The incognito mode is not yet publicly available but, in all likelihood, we’ll see it debut within the next few weeks, including on the YouTube iOS app.