Incognito Mode for Google Maps Has Arrived on Android

Published on November 1, 2019

Incognito mode has always been a huge hit. With the search history deleted, one can enjoy all the freedom of the world without anyone knowing about it. In a recent event, Google announced that the beloved functionality would be rolled out to all the Google Maps users. The steps are quite simple and hence attracts the attention of all users irrespective of the age group.

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Android Police, a reputed media company that tracks the latest happenings around the tech industry, reported first the rollout. The company pointed out a support page from the latest incognito mode. The implementation has been made for all the Android devices, and the feature is yet to come for IOS owners. The steps are quite easy to activate and are mentioned as follows.

  1. Open the Google Maps application.
  2. Tap on the profile picture.
  3. Turn on the Incognito Mode and activate the same.

Getting the Complete Picture

There is a slew of features associated with it. The incognito mode is designed for temporary purposes only and will come some of the disabled features. To add on top of it, the device does not stop tracking you, but the places you go or search for would not be recorded for the time being. On the other hand, Google would not be using the data to personalize the experience, and you would be stilled tracked by the internet service providers, Google Assistant, third party apps, and a range of other services. 

The features are similar to that of Chrome with a not-so-personalized look. The incognito mode ensures privacy at best and does not record you’re searching during the period. But on the other hand, the recommendations would not be personalized at all, and the proposals would not be available at all. The critics are expecting to see a mixed reaction on the same.

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