Incognito mode is an online privacy feature that prevents browsing history from being saved. While the feature is good for leaving a mark, it can sometimes limit the experience. For example, screenshots should not be taken in incognito mode.
If you want to take screenshots in incognito mode, here’s how to remove this restriction on Android and take screenshots in the most popular mobile browsers.
Take screenshots in Chrome’s incognito mode
If you’re using Chrome for Android, you’ll need to enable this feature for tickets. Here’s how to do it.
1. Open the Chrome browser on your Android phone.
2. In Chrome, use the address bar and type chrome: // flags.
3. Find “Private Browsing Screenshot” in the search bar at the top.
4. When you find it, tap the drop-down menu below and select “On”.
5. Press the Restart button to reopen Chrome.
6. In incognito mode, tap the three-point menu in the upper right corner and select the New incognito tab. You should now be able to take screenshots even while browsing in private.
Take screenshots in Firefox incognito mode
With Firefox for Android, things are even easier. All you have to do is activate the feature in your browser settings and you’re good to go.
1. Open the Firefox browser on your Android phone.
2. Tap the three-point menu in the upper left corner.
3. Click Settings.
4. Scroll down until you find the Private Browsing section and tap it.
5. Activate the “Allow screenshots in private browsing” option.
6. Open the new incognito window by tapping the Mask icon in the upper right corner below the address bar. A screenshot should be available now.
Take screenshots in Opera’s private mode
When using incognito mode in Opera for Android, the screenshot cannot be taken in the usual ways. (For example, swipe three fingers across the screen.) However, you can use the browser to take snapshots if you want.
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1. Open the Opera browser on your Android phone.
2. Press the tab key at the bottom (fourth icon).
3. Tap Private at the top to open a new incognito window.
4. When a new private window opens, go to the webpage you selected.
5. Tap the three-point menu in the upper right corner.
6. Select the “Take Snapshot” option.
7. That’s it, you’re done!
As you can see, removing the restriction and taking screenshots in incognito mode is pretty easy on Android. If you want to further improve your mobile browsing, you may want to check out our list of the best add-ons for Firefox on Android. You can also find out what are the best games you can play right now with the Android version of Chrome.