Google Go app gets Incognito Mode

By Xite - October 24, 2019
Google has started to roll out Incognito Mode in Google Go app that will enable users to browse the web more privately. It will be available in English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Ma....

Google has started to roll out Incognito Mode for the Google Go app in India. This mode enables people to search without searches being saved to their account or their device -- essentially providing an enhanced level of privacy to users. To access the mode, users can tap the gray icon on the right-hand side of the Search Bar before a search.

To go back to saving their searches, users can again tap the gray icon while they're searching or on the Google Go home screen. If users' screen is off for more than 30 minutes while their searches aren’t being saved, Google Go will close automatically. When the app closes, users' current search won't have been saved, and any sites they visited won't be saved to their phones

‘Whether you’re researching a gift or want to browse the web for personal topics like health and finance, we want you to be able to access the web more privately. We’re continuously adding new features to Google Go, and hope that this new mode will help people control their privacy more easily,’ Radha Narayan, Product Manager for Google Go, said in a statement. The Incognito mode in Google Go is starting to roll out in English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.

Earlier this month, Google announced that it would soon start rolling out Incognito Mode in Google Maps. The mode will work similar to like it does in other apps. By turning on this mode, Maps will not save users’ activity, such as the places they search for, location etc. However, if this feature is turned on, you won't be able to get personalised Maps experience. Other Google apps apps like Google Chrome and YouTube already have an Incognito Mode.

Apart from rolling out privacy-focussed features to apps, Google is also taking into account the users’ privacy while they use the Google Assistant. The company has added new ways for users to understand and manage their data in the Assistant, quickly. They can now learn more about what Google is doing to keep their data private and secure by simply asking the Assistant,  ‘Hey Google, how do you keep my data safe?’

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