Browse in Incognito mode

You can browse the web more privately in Incognito mode.
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open Chrome 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 receive 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 only browse in private when you use an Incognito tab.

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

Lock Incognito tabs when you leave Chrome

Anyone who uses your device can access Incognito tabs you leave open. To keep your Incognito tabs open and not viewable by other device users, you can lock them.

Important: Some of these steps work only on Android 11 and up. Learn how to check your Android version.

  1. On your Android phone, open Chrome Chrome.
  2. Tap More and then Settings .
  3. Tap Privacy and security.
  4. Turn on Lock Incognito tabs when you leave Chrome.

Close Incognito mode

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 Chrome Chrome.
  2. At the top right, tap Switch tabs Switch tabs. On the right, you'll find your open Incognito tabs.
  3. At the top right of your Incognito tabs, tap Close Close.

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