Enabling Incognito mode in Google Chrome is a straightforward process and can be done in two simple steps:
1. Open Google Chrome: Click on the Chrome's shortcut icon on your desktop or taskbar, or you can even search 'Google Chrome' using the search bar located on the taskbar or Start menu.
2. Access Incognito mode: Once the Chrome browser is open, click on the 'Three Vertical Dots' icon located in the top right corner, beside the address bar. In the drop down menu that opens, you'll find the 'New Incognito Window' option. Click on it, a new window will open up and voila! You are now browsing in Incognito mode.
Remember, while Incognito mode stops Chrome from saving your browsing activities, it doesn't make you invisible on the internet. Your activity can still be tracked by websites you visit, your employer, or your internet service provider.
Here are quick keyboard shortcuts that can immediately open an Incognito window:
- For Windows, Linux, or Chrome OS users, it's `Ctrl+Shift+N`.
- For Mac users it's `⌘(command)+Shift+N`.
These instructions are relevant to the current version of Chrome at the time of writing this post and they may change in the future as Google keeps updating Chrome for enhanced user experience.
Also, keep in mind that while Incognito Mode can provide some degree of privacy, it is not a fully secure method of browsing. It does not protect against all types of tracking or censoring - for security on that level, you might need to consider a VPN or Tor.
Yet, it's a handy feature for quick private sessions, for example, when you're using a shared computer and you don't want your browsing history to be visible to the next user.