Google Chrome is one of the most used web browsers in the world. Not only does it have enough data on a specific topic, but it’s also easy to use and has a simple interface.
In a recent report, Google is reportedly making changes in their system to allow users to take screengrabs while under Incognito.
How does it work?
Take an incognito screenshot on Google Chrome now
Back in 2018, Google removed the option to screengrab Chrome while Incognito mode is on. This was done in order to protect the personal data of users– since Incognito is used for users to freely browse sites without the site tracking them.
If a user tries to screenshot Chrome while Incognito, a notification will pop saying that the photo cannot be saved under restricted mode.
Generally, it was removed for security reasons.
Now, Google is reportedly taking updates to change this massive security protocol.
On Thursday, Nov. 26, Tech Dows reported that Google is planning to create an update that would allow Chrome users to take screenshots in Android devices, despite turning on Incognito mode.
Here’s how to do it
Unfortunately, this feature is still not automatically available to try on normal Chrome mode.
If you want to try it, here are the steps to take:
- Download Chrome Canary from Google Play Store
- Enter chrome://flags in the address bar
- Find Incognito screenshot
- Tap the drop-down menu
- Select Enabled
- Relaunch the browser to use Chrome Canary
Once you’ve done all these steps, you can now open Incognito mode while using Chrome. Click the usual Android screenshot shortcut (simultaneously press the volume down and power button.)
After this, you can now save the image of the screenshot to your phone’s camera roll.
Why it’s not a good feature
Though this new feature could be helpful on some Chrome users, a lot of things may result in something else using the incognito screenshot.
For example, if you have slippery hands, there could be instances that you will take an accidental photo from your camera roll.
Another thing is that Google Chrome Canary is still an unstable release. This means, it may be prone to crashes and bugs, that could easily affect your gadget’s security features.
Chrome may also introduce screenshot using the browser itself
A month before Incognito screenshot was enabled on Chrome Canary, Google was reportedly making its own screenshot icon on the browser itself.
This means users would no longer need to click the screenshot shortcut in the device itself. Google will reportedly have its own icon, in which the screenshot will be available for edit, capture, or even share long screenshots.
As of now, there are still no updates on whether the feature will be available soon. There is also no guarantee that the option will make its way into the release version of Chrome and be enabled by default.
But, it’s good to see Google doing some major changes on the platform.