There might be times you don’t want people to access your computer as you were shopping for a present, or you were looking up health news relating to a medical problem. Regardless of the reason, most of us who utilize the internet like to keep our web history a secret, it’s as plain and simple as that.
The good news is that the Incognito Mode option has arrived and it’s a very unique tool for Google Chrome users. To use it, you simply click on the top right corner of your browser window and select the Menu icon, and then simply choose the New Incognito Window for your computer. A new window will open with the Incognito icon.
Firefox also offers Private Browsing, which is the same thing. To use this feature all you need to do is open up your browser window and on the top right corner you will see the Mozilla Firefox Menu icon. From the Menu, click on the New Private Window tab and then you are all set to go.
Both Google Chrome and Firefox also offer this feature for mobile devices (look at menu tabs on your smartphone or tablet).
Of course your internet provider will always know your web history, and if your employer monitors all network activity then they will also know the sites you have visited online. Yes, they both have access to your web surfing history.
Still the Incognito Mode, or Private Browsing, sure comes in handy for scores of reasons.
You might want to keep your silly Google Searches to yourself, or you might want more serious online searches – divorce, legal advice and information on mental health issues - kept under tight wraps.
The so-called new undercover feature is perfect for online privacy, especially when you are using a computer that’s not yours, like a friend’s computer or a public computer. And any cookies created during web searches are gone once you close your browser.
So, for those of you who want to keep your web history a total secret Incognito Mode and Private Browsing is a must.