Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
Technology | By Lionel Gonzales

YouTube is working on an incognito mode for its Android app

YouTube is working on an incognito mode for its Android app

Recently, Swiftkey has rolled out a new update with incognito mode.

It's a common issue all YouTube users face: you can't resist the lure of a clickbait title, click on it out of interest, and suddenly your recommended video list is full of similar garbage.

The theme of the year for Google is more control over your privacy and digital connected-ness, and we've seen quite a few new features that give users granular control over that stuff coming out of Google I/O. The Google app for iOS also added the mode to offer a private Web searching experience back in September 2016. The Incognito Mode is activated in YouTube's Android app when you are logged in to it with your account.

Users can go to the app's Settings, History & privacy, and toggle the option to pause your search and watch history which more or less does the same thing.

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While undercover, your avatar transforms into the Incognito spy icon, and none of your activity is recorded.

The Incognito mode allegedly spotted in the Android version of the YouTube application temporarily stops the app's own History from being updated. That's where the "Turn on Incognito" mode will be located, at least based on a screenshot shared by AP.

Furthermore, when you are in Incognito Mode, your subscriptions will be hidden as well. The new change, which appears to be rolling out for select users through a server-side update, is created to disable the watch and search history from the active session.

The YouTube Kids app contains a timer function which lets you physically limit the amount of content they're allowed to watch before finally locking them out.

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