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Google Maps’ New Incognito Mode Keeps Your Location Private, Here’s How to Try it

When you turn on Incognito mode, your activity in Maps-like the places you search or get directions to won't be saved to your Google Account

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In this mode, users navigation history or searches will not be saved to the account and history will not reflect in the recommendations sections. Pixabay

The US based search engine giant Google has started rolling out incognito mode for Google Maps to Android devices.

The new mode was first announced four months ago at Google IO, and has now started to land on smartphones globally.

In this mode, users navigation history or searches will not be saved to the account and history will not reflect in the recommendations sections.

“When you turn on Incognito mode, your activity in Maps-like the places you search or get directions to won’t be saved to your Google Account,” Olivia T, Google Maps Community manager said in a statement recently.

Google Maps, Incognito Mode, Location
The new mode was first announced four months ago at Google IO, and has now started to land on smartphones globally. Pixabay

“Turning on Incognito mode in Maps does not affect how your activity is used or saved by internet providers, other apps, voice search, and other Google services,” she added.

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Users with updated Preview Maps version 10.26 or above can access the feature by heading into the app, tapping their profile picture, then selecting “Turn on Incognito mode.” (IANS)

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Google Maps to Unveil ‘Local Guides’ for Personalised Recommendations

Last week, Google Maps rolled out an update that lets you take control over your profile picture and your bio

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In addition to providing smart recommendations based on places you rate and visit, you'll now be able to follow pre-selected Local Guides and discover new locations thanks to their reviews on Google Maps. Pixabay

With nifty updates and additions, Google Maps has been evolving since quite some time and now the company is working towards adding a new functionality that would let users to follow Local Guides for better personalised recommendations.

For the time being, the new and extremely useful feature is being currently piloted in nine cities including Delhi, San Francisco, Tokyo, Sao Paulo, Bangkok, London, New York, Osaka, and Mexico City.

In addition to providing smart recommendations based on places you rate and visit, you’ll now be able to follow pre-selected Local Guides and discover new locations thanks to their reviews.

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With nifty updates and additions, Google Maps has been evolving since quite some time and now the company is working towards adding a new functionality that would let users to follow Local Guides for better personalised recommendations. Pixabay

The connoisseurs are picked based on how active they are on Maps and the number of posts on the platform, Android Police reported on Saturday.

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Last week, Google Maps rolled out an update that lets you take control over your profile picture and your bio. (IANS)