Browse in Incognito mode

You can browse the web more privately in Incognito mode.
 
  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More and then New incognito window.
  3. A new window appears. At the top corner, check for the Incognito icon Incognito.

You can also use a keyboard shortcut to open an incognito window:

  • Windows, Linux or Chrome OS: Press Ctrl + Shift + n.
  • Mac: Press ⌘ + Shift + n.

You can switch between incognito windows and normal Chrome windows. You'll only browse in private when you're using an incognito window.

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

Close Incognito mode

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

If you find a number next to the Incognito icon at the top right, you have more than one Incognito window open. To close an Incognito window:

  1. On your computer, go to your incognito window.
  2. Close the window:
    • Windows or Chrome OS: At the top right, click Close Close.
    • Mac: At the top left, click Close Close.

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