There are those times where we won’t like to get noticed, where we just wish to browse without leaving any traces, you know literary leaving no Net-Footprints. Times we will just wish to do anything we need to on the Internet, go to any websites we want without restrictions and fear of being found out especially if we are on a shared computer. What you’re wishing is called private browsing and it involves surfing the internet with no records, that is no cookies taken, no history stored, virtually all your Net activities are erased automatically. It is called Incognito browsing in Chrome.
If you’re one of those that like Net-freedom, then you’re on your way to getting it. No more wishing, because it’s now a reality, you can now browse without being noticed.
Steps for private browsing in Chrome browser
There are 3 methods to do this
- 1. Through Keyboard shorcut
- 2. Through the Chrome menu (Android)
- 3. Through the Toolbar
1. Keyboard shortcut Once Chrome is open, press Ctr+Shift+N (without the plus + sign) at the same time to open an Incognito tab or window on your PC, for Mac press ⌘+Shift+N (without plus the sign)
2. Through the Toolbar Locate and click the sign ⌘ at the Toolbar. An Incognito window opens, an icon like a spy will be displayed in the upper right corner, congrats! You’re now private.
Private browsing for Android
- 3. Private browsing using the menu bar Tap three vertical dots ⌘
- Choose Incognito browsing, the tab opens you’re now private and in the Incognito tab.
That is all for private browsing in Chrome browser, but here are few reminders
*. Using Incognito browsing in Chrome only makes browsing from your end private, which means the website visited can get your ip address
*. Your history, cookies and all activities done on the private tab are not recorded nor stored in either your browser or computer, you’re completely private.
*. Very good if you’re on a shared computer, and also good when accessing websites that requires passwords to login. Such as Facebook, Gmail, Twitter, Yahoo and Google accounts, your login details won’t be stored even if you didn’t log out.
* This is different from using VPN.