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Technology Google begins official testing for Maps Incognito Mode

17:50  20 september  2019
17:50  20 september  2019 Source:   msn.com

Google is testing Incognito Mode for Maps

Google is testing Incognito Mode for Maps Google has rolled out Incognito Mode to Maps' preview group for testing, so you may not have to wait that long to be able to use it. The feature was one of the privacy-focused tools Google promised at I/O earlier this year along with Incognito Mode for Search. Like the version of the feature on Chrome, it can make sure that any location or direction you look up doesn't get associated with your Google account. According to DroidLife, testers received an email about the rollout that says: "Use Incognito Mode when you don't want your activity -- like the places you search for or navigate to -- to be saved to your Google account.

Google has rolled out Incognito Mode to Maps ' preview group for testing , so you may not have to wait that long to be able to use it. According to DroidLife, testers received an email about the rollout that says: "Use Incognito Mode when you don't want your activity -- like the places you search for or

Google Maps Incognito Mode is now in testing . A black bar will show up at the top of the Maps screen to indicate that Incognito mode is on. On a desktop computer, this is already available through Chrome; since Maps is a web app, when you browse Incognito in Chrome the privacy setting

Back in May at Google I/O 2019, the company promised that Chrome's Incognito Mode will expand to Maps for Android; on Wednesday, about four months after the original announcement, testing for the feature has finally begun.

a close up of a sign: Google is currently testing an Incognito Mode for Maps.© Google Maps Google is currently testing an Incognito Mode for Maps.

As first reported by Android Police on Wednesday, Google has begun testing the Google Maps Incognito Mode feature first announced in May at this year's I/O 2019.

As with the Incognito Modes available on Chrome and YouTube, Incognito Mode for Maps would "prevent your search queries and real-time tracked location from being recorded onto your Google account."

Google Maps is about to receive a feature we’ve all been waiting for

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Announced back at Google I/O, some users are now getting early access to an incognito mode for Google Maps on Android that hides your data when you don’t want it stored. Nomad case for Pixel 3. Some Google Maps users have been sent emails in the past 48 hours or so that invite them to join in

Testing has begun for the upcoming Google Maps incognito mode , which was announced earlier in the year. In the test , incognito mode may be switched on via the app's settings, at which point Google Maps will stop sharing your location, updating your location history, saving your browsing

Those who are part of the test group (which is restricted to Android and Android Auto users), have the option to manually turn on the feature. When active, a black bar that says "Incognito mode is on" will appear across the top of the screen, and the location marker will shift from blue to dark gray. A GIF shared by XDA Developers shows the feature in action:

Google Maps Incognito Mode is now in testing. This was announced by Google back at Google I/O 2019:

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— Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman)

September 18, 2019

Google has not yet disclosed any information about a release date for the feature; considering that it's finally rolled out in a closed beta, it will probably be available to the public sooner rather than later.

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