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Private mode, or incognito mode is ideal for private browsing. Whichever browser you're using, it's likely that there is a private mode, also known as incognito mode, that you can take advantage of to remain anonymous while using the internet. 
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About Incognito Mode

Incognito mode or 'private browsing' or "privacy mode" is a feature provided by every web browser for not letting your browser to save your browsing history and web cache. It lets you browse privately, but other people who use the same device won’t see your activities. Yet you are visible to your employer or Internet service provider or sometimes the website that you visit.

This mode does not store browsing data locally for further retrieval. This enables a user to browse the web without storing any local data. However, you can save downloads and bookmarks in private mode.




Uses of Incognito mode

There are multiple uses of incognito mode which includes:-
  • Preventing from accidental saving of log-in details to account.
  • Using to access multiple accounts at the same time. for example- log-in into multiple Google accounts for work.
  • Reducing history includes auto-fill, personal information, browsing.
  • Don't let other users know about your browsing details.
  • Checking search ranking. It's really helpful for bloggers or any person who owns a website.
  • Testing website. In incognito mode one can test the performance and appearance of the website as a user.
  • performing "pure search" for getting actual results that are not influenced by prior searches or some recommendation by friends.
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Source: how2shout

How to turn on Incognito mode or private mode

in Chrome

Open Chrome then click on the main menu button denoted by three vertically placed dots located on the upper right corner of the window. Select the option New Incognito window, when the drop-down menu appears.

The Ctrl+Shift+N keyboard shortcut can also be used to open the incognito window on Windows, Chrome OS, and Linux or Command+Shift+N in macOS.

in Firefox 

Firefox's Private mode is accessible just like Chrome's just click on the tree horizontally placed lines appearing at the upper right corner of the window. When drop-down menu occurs select New Private Window option.

The keyboard shortcut to open private window is Ctrl+Shift+P on Windows.

in Internet Explorer

It’s really easy to turn on the private mode in Internet Explorer 11, which is also included in Windows 10, in case you didn’t know. Simply click on the gear icon located at the top right of the window.Then click on Safety and then click on InPrivate Browsing.

You can press Ctrl+Shift+P on your keyboard to open InPrivate window on Windows OS.



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