In Android, most browsers don’t allow you to snap screenshots in Incognito Mode. In any browser, Incognito Mode (also known as Private Mode) prevents your browsing history, cookies, and cache from being saved.
You can browse the Internet in private mode without worrying about your privacy, but you can’t take screenshots in Incognito Mode.
That is, however, about to change. I’ll show you how to take screenshots in Android’s Incognito Mode in this tutorial. You may easily complete this task by following our step-by-step tutorial.
What is Incognito Mode?
In Chrome and Chromium-based browsers, Incognito Mode is the private mode. It aids in the protection of our personal information. In Incognito Mode, you can browse the internet without worrying about your browsing history, cookies, or cache. Your activities are not recorded in Incognito Mode.
You can’t snap screenshots or record screens in Incognito Mode in Chrome or other browsers. By default, it is turned off to prevent your browser actions from being tracked.
How to Take Screenshots in Incognito Mode in Android?
In this guide, I’ll show you how to take screenshots in different browsers’ incognito or private modes.
Step 1: Open the Android browser.
Open your Android phone’s App drawer and look for the browser you’re using. Chrome, Edge, or Brave are the options. After you’ve located your browser, tap on the icon to open it in Android.
Step 2: Go to chrome:/flags for more information.
To enable Experimental features in your Chromium-based browser, navigate to chrome:/flags in the browser. To access Chrome Experimental Features, type chrome:/flags and then press enter.
Step 3: Look for “Incognito Screenshot” in the search bar.
You must click the Search bar under the chrome:/flags or Experimental features area. To find the Incognito Screenshot flag, type “Incognito Screenshot” into the search field.
Step 4: Turn on the Incognito Screenshot feature.
You’ll need to enable the “Incognito Screenshot” flag after looking for it in the chrome:/flags feature. To take screenshots in Android’s Incognito Mode, go to the dropdown menu and pick Enabled.
Step 5: Restart your browser.
You must relaunch your browser after enabling the “Incognito Screenshot” chrome flag. After you enable Incognito Mode, you must click the Relaunch option that displays.
Note: If you follow these steps, you’ll be able to snap screenshots in Android’s Incognito Mode. Chrome:/flags allows you to disable this feature for privacy reasons.
How to Take Screenshots in Firefox Private Browsing Mode ?
Things are significantly simpler in Firefox for Android. All you have to do now is enable the option in your browser’s settings and you’re ready to go.
- On your Android phone, open the Firefox browser.
- In the upper-left corner, tap the three-dot menu.
- Go to the Settings menu.
- Scroll down and tap on the “Private Browsing” box.
- Select “Allow screenshots in private browsing” from the drop-down menu.
- Tap the Mask symbol in the upper-right area under the address bar to open a new Incognito window. Now you should be able to see the screenshot.
How to Take Screenshots in Opera Private Mode?
It is not possible to take a screenshot in Incognito mode in Opera for Android using the standard ways. (For instance, by swiping three fingers over the screen.) You may, however, capture pictures with the browser if you want to.
- On your Android phone, open the Opera browser.
- At the bottom of the screen, tap the Tabs button (fourth icon).
- To launch a new Incognito window, tap on Private at the top of the screen.
- Open a new private window and go to the website of your choosing.
- In the upper-right corner, tap the three-dot menu.
- Select the “Take snapshot” option.
That’s all there is to it; you’re done!
As you can see, lifting the restriction and taking screenshots in Incognito mode on Android is fairly simple.