Google’s video sharing website, YouTube earlier this month rolled out incognito mode for its Android app, giving users the ability to hide their search and viewing history. In addition, while the user is in incognito mode, they will as well, see no more recommended videos. However, Google cautioned out that your activity “might” still be visible to your employer, school, or ISP.
The incognito mode for YouTube for now is only available for Android smartphone users and there was no mention/comment about it rolling out to iOS devices. However, Google recently added a similar feature that enables users to restrict history tracking on its Gboard and Google apps for iOS devices.
Before we start, make sure your YouTube app at the latest version. If not, go to the playstore and update it. If you don’t know how, on your phone look for the Play Store icon >> once open search for YouTube app and check to see if the app shows the Update >> if it does, then select the update button and give it time to finish with downloading the updates and installing them (waiting for the update to finish depends on how fast your internet connection are).
Once done, here are the steps to opening YouTube Incognito (once again this only available for Android users):
- Open YouTube app from the launcher or the shortcut (if you have made one).
- Tap on the avatar icon from the top corner of the app.
- Then, from the Account Section, tap on Turn on Incognito to activate the incognito mode for YouTube.
- In the Incognito mode, the avatar icon will be replaced by a Black Incognito symbol and there will be a Black bar at the bottom with a message You’re incognito.
- Once done, you’re good to browse privately.