After two weeks of closed beta testing, Google launched the Incognito Mode for the Google Maps on Android. Android devices will get the new feature over the next few weeks but there is still no information about the iOS devices.
Turn off tracking is enabled
During the incognito mode, the users’ location history won’t be linked to their profile, stored on devices, or will be used to personalizing the Maps experience. To turn on the Incognito mode, you can tap on your profile picture on the Google Maps app, then simply select the “Turn on Incognito mode” to turn off tracking.
However, some features are not available in the Incognito mode, so it seems impossible to use Maps on incognito mode all the time. Even though the Incognito mode, internet service providers, other apps (fitness tracking apps, etc.) and other Google services such as Google Assistant can still track you.
If you don’t want any of your apps to know where you are, you should go to the App Permissions settings to deny access. Incognito mode allows you to check depersonalized look at the recommendations around you or searching for new places while your recommendations stay unaffected.
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