Most of the browsers don’t allow you to take screenshots in Incognito Mode in Android. The Incognito Mode is also known as Private Mode in any browser where your browsing history, cookies, and cache are not stored. You can browse the Internet in private mode without worrying about privacy, but the only limitation is you cannot take screenshots in Incognito Mode.
Well, that’s going to change now. In this tutorial, I will show you how to take screenshots in Incognito Mode in Android. You can easily follow this step-by-step tutorial and do it.
What is Incognito Mode?
Incognito Mode is the private mode in Chrome and Chromium-based browsers. It helps us to protect our privacy. You can browse the internet freely in Incognito Mode and without worrying about browsing history, cookies, and cache. Incognito Mode doesn’t record your activities.
Incognito Mode in Chrome and other browsers don’t allow you to take screenshots or record screens. It is disabled by default to protect your browsing activities from being spied.
How to Take Screenshots in Incognito Mode in Android
In this tutorial, I will explain how to take screenshots in incognito mode or private mode in different browsers.
Step 1: Launch the browser in Android
Open the App drawer of your Android phone and search for the browser you’re using. Either it’s Chrome, Edge, or Brave. After your find, your browser, tap on the icon to launch the browser in Android.
Step 2: Go to chrome://flags
In the browser, you need to go to chrome://flags to open Experimental features on your Chromium-based browser. You need to type chrome://flags and then click enter to open Chrome Experimental Features.
Step 3: Search “Incognito Screenshot”
In the chrome://flags or Experimental features section, you need to click on the Search bar. Now, search “Incognito Screenshot” in the search bar to find the Incognito Screenshot flag.
Step 4: Enable the Incognito Screenshot
After searching for “Incognito Screenshot” in the chrome://flags feature, you need to enable the “Incognito Screenshot” flag. Click on the dropdown and select Enabled to take screenshots in Incognito Mode in Android.
Step 5: Relaunch the browser
After you enable the “Incognito Screenshot” chrome flag, you need to Relaunch your browser. You need to click on the Relaunch button that appears after you enable the Incognito Mode.
Now, you can take screenshots in incognito mode in Google Chrome or other Chromium-based browsers.
Note: After following these steps, you’ll be able to take screenshots in Incognito Mode in Android. You can disable this feature for privacy from chrome://flags.
How to Take Screenshots in Firefox Private Mode
Firefox browser for Android also has an incognito mode and they call it Firefox Private Mode. Let’s understand how we can take screenshots in Firefox Private Mode.
Step 1: Navigate to Settings > Private Browsing in Firefox
First, you need to open Firefox app on your Android phone and open the settings page. On the settings page, you need to open the Private Browsing section in Firefox.
Step 2: Turn on the Allow Screenshot toggle in the Private Browsing toggle
After you go to the Private Browsing settings, you will get three options. You need to turn on the toggle that says turn on the allow screenshot toggle in Private browsing toggle.
Step 3: Relaunch the Firefox browser
After turning on the Allow screenshot toggle in the Private browsing toggle, you need to close the Firefox browser and relaunch it. It is not a necessary step, but you should relaunch if the Firefox browser doesn’t allow you to take screenshots in the Firefox Private mode.
Step 4: Open New Tab in Private Mode
After relaunching the Firefox browser, you need to open a new tab in the Private Mode of Firefox. Click on the tab icon next to the address bar and switch to Private Mode. After switching to the Private mode, you need to enable the private mode.
Step 5: Take Screenshots in Firefox Private Mode
Once you open Firefox Private Mode, open some websites and take screenshots. You will now be able to take screenshots in Firefox Private Mode and won’t get any errors.
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