Google Testing An Incognito Mode For YouTube Mobile

Jason Cipriani  CNET

Jason Cipriani CNET

Surfing the net is becoming an increasingly user-tailored affair; every click is monitored and every video browsed gets carefully logged in YouTube's watch history, so its algorithms can keep feeding you recommendations.

This is a pretty nifty feature for YouTube TV, giving users a quick way to navigate the service.

This is according to a report from Android Police in which some users are seeing the option as you can see in the screenshot above. It notably transforms your existing avatar with an Incognito icon to notify you that you've not signed out but watching YouTube content under the Incognito mode.

Once enabled, the Incognito mode on the YouTube app will clear the activity from the current session and will hide all the existing subscriptions.

The YouTube TV "Voice Remote" feature allows users to talk to the app to perform certain actions on their Android devices without the need to touch the display.

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Some YouTube TV users have discovered a new voice remote feature in their app.

The Incognito mode was spotted by Android Police, who have written that a "turn on Incognito mode" option in the Account settings is available for people who have the feature.

Admit it: if anyone looked through your YouTube history, you'd probably end up on a watchlist of some sort - or at the very least, your friends would think twice about spending time with you if they knew what sort of kooky, skeezy, fucked-up stuff you enjoy streaming in secret. That's where the "Turn on Incognito" mode will be located, at least based on a screenshot shared by AP.

It appears that the voice feature was released only to select users, and was part of a server-side push. You'll see a popup in the app alerting you to the presence of voice remote when it's available on your account.

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