Whether you’ve used your phone to stalk an ex or shamelessly watch porn, the Internet can be a dark and scary place if your intentions are not so innocent.
We’ve all been guilty of using Google to search for things we probably shouldn’t have on our phones. And if you forget to delete your history, it can be bad news the next time someone borrows your phone.
Obviously, Google’s caught on to this. And they understand the struggle, because they just released an update for their iOS app that lets you go incognito while searching the web.
— Apple News (@applenws) September 28, 2016
Technically, the Google Chrome computer browser already has this feature, but now we can do the same thing on our phones. And the searching possibilities are endless.
Just like in Chrome, the app will switch to a dark background when you’re in incognito mode to differentiate it from a normal browsing session. And if you really value your privacy, you can also enable Touch ID so that people won’t be able to snoop into prior incognito sessions without proving their identity, Mashable reports.
It’s a lot like Apple Safari’s private browsing mode, but with predictive search results and the ability to view YouTube videos directly within search results, so you don’t need to open a separate app or web page. It’s also a massive bonus for people who prefer the Google Search app over Apple Safari.