A feature that Google Chrome users are well accustomed to is making its way to the official YouTube app for Android. The company has added an incognito mode to the app which is quite similar to the one in Google’s popular web browser. The mode is available in the Account section of the YouTube for Android app.
It’s already possible to pause the watch history in the YouTube app but the incognito mode takes things one step further. It will let users browse videos on the mobile app without leaving any trace. Browsing in incognito mode will not result in any changes in their recommendations as well.
Users will find the “Turn on Incognito mode” option in the Account section of the YouTube app. When they’re in this mode, the app is going to display a bar at the bottom to remind users that they have gone incognito. All of their watch and search activity is cleared when they exit the mode. It automatically deactivates after a period of inactivity.
Only the Home and Trending sections of the app will be accessible in the incognito mode. Users won’t be able to access the inbox, library, and subscriptions until they exit and they will not be able to save any videos to their playlists as well.