Earlier this month, Google announced that the new incognito feature was introduced for Maps and should now be available on its Android devices. Android Police noted a post yesterday on the support page indicating that the launch has begun in earnest. It may take a few days to reach all users (iOS support will still be available soon), but if it’s available to you, there are only a few steps to turn it on:
Open the Google Maps application.
Touch your profile picture.
Touch “Enable incognito mode”
You do not want to use this feature all the time because some features are disabled. Also note that not all tracking features are disabled. The places you go to are not saved in your Location History (if enabled), your searches are not stored in your account, and your information is not used to personalize the experience. However, it can also be tracked by ISPs, other applications, or using Google Assistant and other services.
Similar to incognito in Chrome, depersonalizing the recommendations is more useful than ensuring complete privacy and ensuring that what you are looking for in this case does not affect your recommendations later. Do not worry, we will not judge.
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