How and when to use Incognito mode in Google Maps

by October 31, 2019 0 comments

We have all used Incognito mode while browsing over the internet to protect ourselves from sharing our personal information online. The incognito mode has been one of the most loved and used privacy control feature since it launched with Chrome in 2008. Google has now rolled out the incognito mode in Google Maps.

Now if you turn on Incognito mode in Maps, all your Maps related activity on that device, like the places you search for, won’t be saved to your Google Account and Google also later won’t use them to personalise your Maps experience.

How to turn on the Incognito Mode

The Incognito mode can be turned on easily by selecting it from the menu that appears after you you tap your profile photo. You can turn it off anytime to return to a personalised experience with restaurant recommendations, information about your commute, and other features tailored to you. The Incognito mode is now available on Android and will come soon on iOS.

Google recently rolled out Dark Mode on its Maps app globally. Available on both Android and iOS users, consumers who wish to use the Dark Mode on the above-said apps need to have iOS 11 or higher and Android 10 on their phones.

While Google has rolled out system-wide dark mode with the release of Android 10 update, still very few users are able to access the Dark Mode. And for the Dark Mode feature in Maps, Google has already started testing this feature. While navigating via Maps, battery drain comes as a critical issue, Google’s Dark Mode will let you save on battery too as a whole of the interface will be transformed into black and white.

Google has also added the ability for people to report crashes, speed traps, and traffic slowdowns right from their iPhone. One of the most popular features on Android has now been expanded to iOS. Google is also introducing the ability to report four new types of incidents — construction, lane closures, disabled vehicles, and objects on the road (like debris), thus you can quickly know if you’ll encounter one of these potential obstructions on your ride, and plan accordingly. To report an incident, simply tap on the + sign and then on “Add a report.”

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