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September 21, 2020
how to enable Google Maps Incognito Mode on Android

Incognito Mode has Arrived for Google Maps on Android — Here’s How to Turn it On

In late September, Google began testing an incognito mode for Google Maps on Android and now it’s arrived — here’s how to turn it on…

Just about five months ago, Google announced a new Incognito Mode for Maps at Google I/O. The company tested the option beginning in September, with a small group. Now, it’s out to the public.

How to Enable Google Maps Incognito Mode on Android

The new Google Maps Incognito Mode works just how one would think it does. It triggers the familiar grey theme, with a banner that reads, “Incognito mode is on.”

Once enabled, it functions just like Incognito Mode on Chrome. It does not save browsing history and allows for private use.

Previously, it only worked on Preview Maps, but now it’s available to everyone. Here’s how to turn on Incognito Mode in Google Maps on Android:

  1. Make sure to download the latest version of Google Maps.
  2. Open Google Maps on an Android-powered phone.
  3. Tap on the Profile picture in the top right.
  4. Select “Turn on Incognito Mode.”
how to enable Google Maps incognito mode on Android
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