The YouTube app will soon have an incognito mode

Tuesday, 15 May, 2018

This feature is said to be accessible via a floating action button on the screen. Well now, YouTube is testing the very same feature on its Android app.

This isn't being billed as a major update for the app, instead it's quietly being added to some users' devices; a dedicated support page is now live too, so if you've not received the update yet, that's a solid sign that it'll be on its way soon.

The most impressive of these is a feature called Dashboard that lets you see how you're using your apps and for how long.

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The feature is slowly rolling out to users of the service's app. It is also important to note that this feature will only be made available to those who pay a $40 YouTube TV streaming subscription. It is unclear as to how it is activated, but there is a good chance it is enabled server-side so if you don't see it yet, it's because you weren't selected to be part of the test. Google has been made aware of this and is now testing a new placement for the feature. You can even tell YouTube TV to Cast, record a show, watch a specific sports league, or find content based on actors' names, if they are kid-friendly, etc. If not, head into Settings and look for the Voice Remote option to toggle it on.

After entering this mode, the app doesn't track any video plays for future personalization - meaning YouTube won't keep suggesting embarrassing 80s music videos to you if you suddenly decide to go on a David Hasselhoff binge.