Nowadays, web browsers incorporate an incognito or private mode that allows you to browse the Internet precisely in a somewhat more private way in which your browsing history does not record those websites that you have visited. Obviously Google Chrome which is the most popular web browser in the world also has this incognito mode. However, the Google Chrome browser when it is used in Incognito Mode by default does not allow the use of extensions, that is, when we use Chrome in incognito mode, we will save our privacy, however we will not be able to use the extensions installed in our Google Chrome browser.
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As we have mentioned, this is only by default since any user can force the Google Chrome browser in Incognito Mode to use the extensions that you want. The reason why by default Google Chrome does not allow the use of extensions or add-ons due to an issue with privacy and security. You have to know that Chrome extensions or add-ons filter all the content or websites that we access from the browser and therefore can pose a security and privacy hole even if the browser is in incognito mode. These extensions could use the information you access and therefore filter for any other purpose and therefore decrease the privacy that the incognito mode should offer.
In any case we have already mentioned that although by default Google Chrome does not allow the activation of the extensions, we can force said activation manually, thus allowing us to use any of the add-ons installed in the normal version of Google Chrome.
That said, below we show you how to activate and use Google Chrome extensions in incognito mode:
How to enable and use Google Chrome extensions in incognito mode.
The first thing we will have to do is open the Google Chrome browser and access the menu which can be displayed by clicking on the icon with three parallel lines located in the upper right part of the interface. This will cause a menu to be displayed in which you will have to click on the more tools option and once the submenu is displayed you can choose the extensions option.
If, on the other hand, you prefer to do it directly, you can do it by simply copying and pasting the following address in the URL box of your Google Chrome browser.
This will take you to a screen that shows each and every one of the extensions installed in your Google Chrome browser. On this screen you will have the extension you want to use in incognito mode. Once located you will have to click on the button Details displayed just below it.
On the Details page of the extension you should go down the screen specifically to the section allow in incognito mode. In this section you will find a switch which you must activate to precisely enable Beach extension to work in incognito mode.
In this. You can now exit this window and even open or access the Incognito Mode of Google Chrome. Now you will see how this extension appears as active and therefore can be used even in this incognito mode.
However, you must bear in mind that some of the extensions may not work correctly Due precisely to the limitations that the Google Chrome Incognito Mode. An example of extensions that may not work correctly is that they need to make use of the browsing history since in Chrome’s Incognito Mode there is no such history or what is the same, the history does not store any of the browsing data when in that mode.
As we have mentioned previously, you should also bear in mind that when using an extension in Incognito Mode, your privacy may not be the same as if you use Incognito Mode without any extension since the extension itself can collect information about your browsing routine or pages you have visited.