How to do Private Browsing in Chrome


In Google chrome, private browsing is also called Incognito mode. Private browsing is when you don’t want others to find the websites you visited. In other words, you don’t want your history to reveal the websites where you last went. Incognito mode allows you to browse the internet privately and doesn’t add the websites to your history.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to do private browsing in chrome.

Step 1 – New incognito Window

For private browsing in Chrome, click on the “Customize toolbar” button located on the top right corner of the window. Over there, click on the “New incognito window” option from the drop down menu.

New incognito window option

Step 2 – Incognito Mode Activated

Once done, a new window opens up in “Incognito mode”. Notice the incognito mode icon towards the top left corner of window, before the window tab at the top.
You can also open a new window in incognito mode by pressing the “ctrl+shift+n” shortcut key.

Window in Incognito Mode

Step 3 – History in Chrome

Now let’s move on to how incognito Mode works. In chrome during private browsing, none of the history is saved by the browser. In this tutorial, you can see the websites we visited in our History section.

Web History

Step 4 – Open websites in incognito window

Now let’s open up a new incognito window and log on to cnn.com. Similarly open up different websites.

New incognito window option

Step 5 – Websites not showing in History

Open up History again. And there you have it. None of the websites that were visited during incognito mode are saved in the browser’s history.

History doesn’t show websites visited in Incognito

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