Yes! That’s right. In a bid to boost privacy, Google Go has announced its very own incognito mode. It is certainly a huge breath of relief for Google Go users. Now users would be able to surf the web and access any website without being worried about their browsing history getting saved.
This has been brought being aimed at those users who use a single device collectively with others. As such, ensuring privacy for their search queries becomes a very desirable step. Needless to say, this featured would be loved by one and all.
Google Go has been an already loved app from all quarters of its users. It has been a very efficient application. Due to its being a lightweight app, it is very fast compared to other search engines. It started to offer a range of interesting features, and users have experienced a totally engaging style of browsing.
For an app that weighed just about 7MB and operated on less storage and memory, not only did it massively cut up on space but also provided web versions of all prominent apps so that you do not need to download many of them at all.
The app was first launched in 2017. Subsequently, in August 2019, the app was made available on Play Store for the Android users also, who have got an android version of Lollipop and above.
Not just that, the light app was also power-packed with amazing features like an AI-powered read-out-loud feature so that you can tune in to any web page since you might not always want to read lengthy pages. Google Go helps you by highlighting words as they are being read up so you can catch up with its pace.
An equally talked about feature is the Google Lens. The Lens feature has been designed for users to read, search for unknown words, and also translate them in your preferred language. For something which is as simple to access as just by using the phone camera, the Lens is a tool worth applause.
So as an icing on the cake, now Google Go has rolled out its new feature of Incognito mode browsing. Browsing in the Incognito mode would be made available in many Indian languages that include English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.
To access the new feature, all you will have to do is to click on the Incognito mode icon shown on the right-hand side of the search bar. Your Incognito mode will be enabled, and you should be able to search your queries, without them getting saved in the search history.
The Product Manager for Google Go, Mr. Radha Narayan said, “Whether you’re researching a gift or want to browse the web for personal topics like health and finance, we want you to be able to access the web more privately. We’re continuously adding new features to Google Go, and hope that this new mode will help people control their privacy more easily.”
It should be noted that though browsing would not be saved in search history, only their browsing based recommendations will not appear. But the regular recommendations that take into account the user’s location history may still appear at the webpages they visit. Even bookmarks are not available, but user’s downloads would be stored on the phone.
Lastly, just as Chrome presents the warning, the same goes for Google Go too. Your browsing will not be hidden from your employer, those websites you visited, and your Internet service provider.