Incognito mode in G-maps: Another day another feature, Yes Google has started rolling out the new Incognito feature for Maps to Android devices. Just like any other apps when Incognito mode is enabled, any activity in GMaps won’t be saved in Google account. The rollout was announced on the support page of Google. This new feature is being rolled out in stages, so it might take a few days to reach your device. The new feature can be used by clicking on your profile picture. And tap on “Turn on incognito mode.”
Google recently announced the Incognito mode for Maps and here we have it already. Google has finally started rolling out Incognito mode for Android users. Now as the name suggests, the incognito mode will make sure your Maps activity like searching a place isn’t saved.
What is the advantage on Incognito mode
Incognito mode in G-maps: Just like all other apps the incognito mode is popular for what it does. That is keeping you anonyms and your activity secret. Now as it has entered Google Maps, Using Maps in this new disguised mode will not save your browse or any search history and also will not update your location history or shared location. Yes, this will prevent Google to use any personal data to personalize Maps for you. So does this mean Google won’t be tracking anything?. Apparently, this is not how it looks. Enabling this new feature doesn’t disable all the tracking. As per Google internet providers, voice search, other apps and certain Google services can still track your activity.
How to use Incognito Mode
Incognito mode in G-maps: To use the new Mode feature on your Android device, you will have to tap on your profile picture on the top of the google maps app and there you will find the new option “Turn on Incognito mode “.
The new feature is being rolled out in stages. Which means it may take a few days for the update to reach your device. As mentioned earlier, the new update is being rolled out only to Android devices. According to Google, this new feature will soon be making its way to Maps users in iOS as well.