How to Take Screenshots in Chrome Incognito Mode – Gadgets to Use
If you know what Chrome Incognito mode is, you probably also know that you can’t take screenshots in this mode. So, say you are browsing something privately and suddenly you want to save something on your phone as a screenshot, what will you do? Well, that’s not possible with the default settings, but you can do it anyway. Here I will explain the trick to taking screenshots in Chrome Incognito mode.
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Take screenshots in Chrome incognito mode
Google Chrome does not allow you to take screenshots in incognito mode for security reasons. But there is an experimental feature that Google may be launching soon, and that will also allow you to take screenshots in this mode.
You should note that this is an experimental feature from Google and may not work on some phones. Google will release it for all users soon.
1. Open Google Chrome on your phone.
2. Now type Chrome: // flags in the address bar and press Enter.
3. On the flags page, search for “Incognito” by entering the same in the search box.
4. When “Private browsing screenshot” appears in the results, tap the drop-down menu below.
5. In the options, select “On” and then press “Relaunch” at the bottom.
That’s it. Chrome will now restart and your setting will be saved.
Now when you open Chrome incognito mode and try to take a screenshot, it will be captured like normal mode.
If you want to take a full screen screenshot or a scrolling screenshot, you will see a corresponding icon, if your phone has one. It was present on our Samsung Galaxy A31 and we were able to take scrolling screenshots as well.
Bonus: take a screenshot in private mode of Firefox
If you use the Firefox browser, you may know that it has a “Private” mode just like Chrome’s Incognito. By default, it also doesn’t allow taking screenshots, but you can enable a setting to do so. Here’s how:
1. Open the Firefox browser on your phone.
2. Now head to “Settings” by tapping on the three dots in the lower right corner.
3. Find “Private browsing” here under Privacy and security and tap it.
4. On the next page, turn on the toggle next to “Allow private browsing screenshots”.
That’s it, you will now be able to take screenshots in Firefox incognito mode.
It involved taking screenshots in Chrome Incognito mode and other browsers on Android. For more of these tips and tricks, stay tuned!
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