YouTube for Android will finally let you hide embarrassing viewing sessions

16 May, 2018, 11:45 | Author: Patty Hardy
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It's actually like watching videos when signed out while you are actually signed in and not having to worry about clearing your history.

The Incognito mode allegedly spotted in the Android version of the YouTube application temporarily stops the app's own History from being updated.

This is according to a report from Android Police in which some users are seeing the option as you can see in the screenshot above. Technically YouTube users already have access to a privacy option, but they have to dig around in the menus to use it; that's not practical for every random video you may want to peek at.

Incognito mode doesn't really offer a whole lot when it comes to hiding your activity from three lettered agencies and is kind of pointless on a non-shared device.

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Which of your favourite apps will benefit from the addition of an incognito mode?

Once enabled, the Incognito mode on the YouTube app will clear the activity from the current session and will hide all the existing subscriptions. It's as if you were signed out without being so, and there's a neat incognito icon replacing your avatar.

What makes things unusual is the fact that many users who reside in an officially supported region (say the US) and are traveling to an unsupported region are also facing the same problem. The new feature introduced is called as voice remote and it is an incremental update and presently available to some selected users.

The YouTube Kids app contains a timer function which lets you physically limit the amount of content they're allowed to watch before finally locking them out.

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