As Google is facing major criticism on its data collection practice, the tech giant is trying to revamp its image by giving more control to users. Users can now use Incognito mode in the YouTube app which will stop Google from collecting YouTube watch and search history. Not only that, the user is temporarily logged out of the Google account in the Incognito mode so that no funny business happens in the background. If you want to keep your YouTube viewing experience private, you can follow these steps and use YouTube in incognito mode.
Enable Incognito Mode in the YouTube App
1. Open the YouTube app and tap on your Profile on the top-right corner. Here, tap on “Turn on Incognito”.
2. It will alert you about the changes. Tap on “Got It” and you are into Incognito Mode. Now you can use YouTube without any fear of data collection.
3. Note that, the YouTube app will remain in Incognito mode unless you switch back to your Google account. To go back, tap on the Incognito icon on the top-right corner and tap on “Turn off Incognito”.
Make YouTube Private with Incognito Mode
This is how you can have a privacy-friendly experience on YouTube without tinkering with third-party apps. Along with that, Google has rolled out Incognito mode for Gboard as well, which works great in Chrome’s Incognito window. We hope Google provides a toggle to manually enable the Incognito mode in Gboard. Nonetheless, YouTube’s Incognito mode is a great starting point. This was a small but nifty tutorial. If you like this article and want to see more like it, let us know in the comments section below.