Google has pushed Google maps over last couple of years and the app has become one of the most essential navigation tools for smartphone users. While the service is definitely useful, sometimes it can be intrusive as Google is able to locate and track your activities. If you are one of the users who would like to prevent the search engine from collecting your data, you’d be glad to know that Google Maps has started rolling out incognito mode for Google Maps.
The latest feature comes after Google initially promised the feature back in May of this year during I/O 2019. While Google Maps will still need to access your location in order provide you accurate service, the new mode won’t track you when you use the service.
Similar to Incognito mode in web browser, Google revealed that it won’t store any search or browsing you perform in the incognito mode. Moreover, it won’t send you personalized search results meaning you will use the app as if you were using the app for the first time.
However, you should note that your ISP will still have access to your activity. Moreover, if you use Google maps through third party apps or Google Search, some of your data might be saved.
If you are interested in using the Incognito mode for Google Maps, you will need to head to Google Maps app and tap on the profile picture in the app and tap the option. As Google is releasing the update on server side, you might need to wait a while before you get the update. At the moment, it’s unclear when iOS users will receive the latest update.