Google Chrome: How To Enable An Ad Blocker In Incognito Mode

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Whether you’re using the desktop version of Google Chrome or its mobile app, it’s quite simple to go incognito to enjoy private browsing.

Once you are in incognito mode, Google Chrome will stop tracking and saving your search history, browsing history, cookies, and much more.

And it will also disable all the extensions you are using in a standard Google Chrome mode.

That’s because, if you use an extension in incognito mode, Chrome isn’t able to stop it from tracking your activity.

That is against the very essence of the incognito mode.

However, if you want to enable an extension you trust, here is how:

How To Enable An Ad Blocker In Google Chrome’s Incognito Mode

For this purpose, we will try to enable an ad blocker, but this process is similar to any other extension.



STEP 1: Click on the three dots icon on the top right corner of your browser.

STEP 2: Select the More tools option and then click on Extensions.

STEP 3: Now, you should see a list of all extensions you already installed.

STEP 4: Find the ad blocker and click on Details.

STEP 5: In the details page, click the Allow in incognito slider to enable the extension in incognito mode.

Enable An Ad Blocker In Incognito Mode
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How Chrome Incognito Mode Works

On both desktop and Android, you can go to Incognito relatively easily.


How To Open An Incognito Window on Google Chrome on a PC

STEP 1: Open Chrome on your PC.

STEP 2: Click the three dots menu in the top-right corner of the window.

STEP 3: Now, click the New Incognito Window.

STEP 4: This will open a new, dark gray window and you will see a message saying “You’ve gone incognito.”


How To Use Incognito Mode on Google Chrome On Android

STEP 1: Open the Chrome app on your Android device.

STEP 2: Tap the three dots menu in the bottom-right corner of the screen.

STEP 3: Now, click on the New Incognito Tab in the menu.

STEP 4: This will open a new, dark gray window and you will see a message saying “You’ve gone incognito.”


NOTE: According to Google, “Going incognito doesn’t hide your browsing from your employer, your internet service provider, or the websites you visit.”  This simply means you internet service provider (ISP) can still see a list of all the website you have visited.


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