Browse in private

If you don’t want Google Chrome to remember your activity, you can browse the web privately in Incognito mode. 

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. To the right of the address bar, tap More More and then New Incognito tab.
  3. A new window appears. In the top left, check for the Incognito icon Incognito.

If you see the message "Taking screenshots isn't allowed by the app or your organization," open the webpage in a normal Chrome tab.

You can switch between Incognito tabs and regular Chrome tabs. You'll only browse in private when you're using an Incognito tab.

You can also choose to block third-party cookies when you open a new incognito window. Learn more about cookies.

Close Incognito mode to stop private browsing

Incognito mode runs in a separate tab from your normal Chrome tabs.

If you have an Incognito tab open and you open another one, your private browsing session will continue in the new tab. To exit Incognito mode, close all Incognito tabs.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. At the top right, tap Switch tabs Switch tabs. On the right, you'll see your open Incognito tabs.
  3. At the top right of your Incognito tabs, tap Close Close.

What happens when you browse privately

  • Chrome won't save your browsing history, cookies and site data, or information entered in forms.
  • Files you download and bookmarks you create will be kept.
  • Your activity isn’t hidden from websites you visit, your employer or school, or your internet service provider.

Learn more about how private browsing works.

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