YouTube Is Testing Out Incognito Mode for Its Android App
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. But, if you get the jitters everytime someone presses the P key on your keyboard, then it just might be the thing for you. Previously, only browsers had built in incognito mode functionality, but now, some Android apps offer an Incognito Mode as well. The only benefit to it is that can use their functionality without being tracked and without your actions being logged into your usage history. Gboard was one of the first apps to get it Today, it looks like YouTube is getting it too
YouTube always had an equivalent of incognito mode, where you had to navigate to Settings > History & privacy and toggling on the options to pause watch and search history. Another method was to sign out and use the app as is. But now it looks like YouTube will make a little easier to go into incognito without digging into many settings and without having to disable it later.
The option to enable Incognito Mode will show up when you tap your account avatar in the top right of the app. Currently, you will see Switch account and Sign out as two different items, but they may soon be bundled into one, with the empty slot being given to Turn on Incognito mode.
When Incognito Mode is switched on, all your activity from the current session won’t be saved and all subscriptions will be hidden It’s the equivalent of being signed out of the app without actually signing out. Plus, there’s a nice incognito icon replacing your avatar. To get back to your account, you can turn off incognito mode or remain inactive on the app for some time.
I haven’t seen the option on my device yet, so it could be a test of sorts, with a few users selected at random.
Source: Android Police