Technology Google Maps for iOS gets Incognito Mode

20:33  09 december  2019
20:33  09 december  2019 Source:   engadget.com

Incognito Mode for Google Maps has arrived on Android

  Incognito Mode for Google Maps has arrived on Android Earlier this month Google announced that its new Incognito feature for Maps had started to roll out, and now it should be here on your Android devices. Android Police points out a post on the support page from yesterday indicating that the rollout has begun in earnest. While it could take a few days to reach everyone (iOS support is still "coming soon"), if it's available for you, then enabling it only requires a few steps: Open the Google MapsIt's not something you'll want to use all the time as some features will be disabled, and it's important to note that it doesn't turn off all tracking.

You no longer need an Android phone if you want to keep your Google Maps activity (mostly) private. Google is rolling out Incognito Mode to iOS users as of today, giving you the same ability to search for and navigate to locations without leaving records behind on your account or Location History. Again, this won't affect Assistant queries or prevent outsiders from theoretically snooping on your Google Maps traffic -- this is mainly so that Google (and anyone with access to your phone) won't know what you've been looking for.

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Android users are getting an additional privacy control of their own. There will soon be a bulk delete option for your Timeline so that you can quickly remove a group of places you've visited without venturing into Maps' settings and specifying date ranges. This could be particularly helpful if you've been looking for gifts and would rather not spoil the surprise when your partner borrows your phone. The feature will miss the holidays with its January rollout, but hey -- it'll be ready for next year.

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Google Maps for Apple devices now supports Incognito mode. Here's how to turn it on .
Google has rolled out an update to its Maps app allowing users on iOS devices like the iPhone to search in incognito mode.Google announced this week it has rolled out Incognito Mode for iOS versions of Google Maps.

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