Google today announced that it is extending Incognito mode to Google Maps on iOS devices, allowing users to look for directions privately without that information being saved to a Google Account.

Google introduced Incognito mode for Android devices earlier this year as part of a 2019 focus on making it easier to control, manage, and delete Location History information.

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When you make a search in Google Maps while logged in to your Google Account, the places that you search for are saved to power features like restaurant recommendations and are added to your Location History.

When searching for a location in Google Maps in Incognito mode, the iPhone will not update Location History so places visited will not be saved to the Timeline, nor will personalization features in Maps be available.

Google Maps is also gaining a new bulk delete option for the Timeline, which uses Location History to help users remember the places and routes they've visited. With the bulk delete option, it's easier to find and delete multiple places from Timeline and Location History all at once.

Top Rated Comments

malcolmffc Avatar
60 months ago
This is a great day for strip clubs and sleazy motels
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
now i see it Avatar
60 months ago
don't fool yourselves. When it comes to using Google products, there's no hiding
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cmaus Avatar
60 months ago
Incognito but no dark mode? Dislike. Pooh!
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kanki1985 Avatar
60 months ago
The first and only ‘open’ incognito mode!!
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mike MA Avatar
60 months ago
Surely there will be several backdoors available to still feed most of Goggle’s analytical services.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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