Incognito mode may be coming to the YouTube app

Incognito mode may be coming to the YouTube app

Incognito mode may be coming to the YouTube app

Since last October you've been able to send commands via your vocal chords to the YouTube TV service through Google Home speakers, but if you don't have access to a Google Assistant device you'll now be able to get chatty with the streaming service through its mobile app. Like Google Chrome, YouTube appears to be adding an incognito mode for that exact objective.

That's a lot of words to tell you that a minor new feature is coming to an app, but it's one that we'll all benefit from. With the latest update, users can stop Google from tracking their viewing history.

The YouTube TV "Voice Remote" feature allows users to talk to the app to perform certain actions on their Android devices without the need to touch the display. You can of course dive inside YouTube's settings menu and disable viewing (or search) history, but it's not instantly accessible, and might discourage some users from trying.

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If you're listening, Google, we'd like that incognito setting right away, please; feel free to put dark mode on hold if that helps. That's because the YouTube app is reportedly testing an Incognito Mode that won't keep track of your watched videos, as spotted by Android Police. The new update has not yet rolled out yet in any build and was discovered by internally through a series of strings found in the app.

Incognito Mode has become quite popular over the years for those who are trying to hide online activity from being tracked.

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