Tech & Science All Android users can now use YouTube's incognito mode

15:59  10 july  2018
15:59  10 july  2018 Source:   engadget.com

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The incognito mode the video platform has been testing since May is now rolling out to all Android users . Just like incognito for Chrome, the one for YouTube doesn't log what you watch, keeping your history squeaky clean. To access the feature

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a close up of a cell phone © Provided by Engadget YouTube for Android just got a lot better at keeping secrets. The incognito mode the video platform has been testing since May is now rolling out to all Android users. Just like incognito for Chrome, the one for YouTube doesn't log what you watch, keeping your history squeaky clean. To access the feature, simply tap on your avatar to see the new "Turn on Incognito" option, which replaces the Sign Out button. If you choose to switch it on, you'll get a prompt reminding you that your school, employer and ISP will probably still see your activities.

a screenshot of a cell phone © Mariella Moon/Engadget The app displays a couple of markers that don't go away when you're in incognito mode: the familiar icon with hat and glasses takes over your avatar, while a bar at the bottom clearly states that "You're incognito." Although YouTube's menu is still fully visible while the mode is switched on, you can only access the Home and Trending options. If you try to go Subscriptions, Inbox and Library, you'll get a blank screen and a notice that they'll only be visible if you turn incognito off. The latest version of YouTube that comes with the new mode is now available for download, so all you've got to do to get the feature is update your app.

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YouTube keeps a watch over the millions of videos on its service, making sure that they don't violate copyright or community standards. The company removed 8.3 million videos for community guidelines violations in the last quarter of 2017. It hasn't revamped it's Content ID system to flag copyrighted videos since 2013, however. Now the Google-owned video sharing service is launching a new Copyright Match tool that can flag instances of videos that match content creators' original videos.

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