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Maps Incognito is launching for Google Maps Android Users 0 Recommended Answers 0 Replies 712 Upvotes
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Hi everyone, 

Today, we’re excited to announce that Incognito mode is rolling out for Android users on Google Maps.

What is Incognito mode? 
When you turn on Incognito mode, your activity in Maps—like the places you search or get directions to—won’t be saved to your Google Account. 

You now have more ways to control your privacy on Google Maps. Use Incognito mode when you don’t want your activity—like the places you search for or navigate to—to be saved to your Google Account. 

When Incognito mode is on,  Maps on that device will not 
  • Save your browsing or search history in your account, or send notifications
  • Update your Location History or shared location, if any
  • Use your activity to personalize Maps
Turning on Incognito mode in Maps does not affect how your activity is used or saved by internet providers, other apps, voice search, and other Google services.


How to turn on Incognito mode:
On your Android phone or tablet
  1. Open the Google Maps app 
  2. Tap on your profile picture 
  3. Tap on “Turn on Incognito mode”
Learn more here.

To learn more about Incognito mode and other ways to control your privacy on Google, check out our blog post.

*Please note that this feature is being rolled out in stages, we expect it to be available to all users in the  next few days.
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