How to disable Chrome Incognito Mode

Chrome incognito

Like other browsers, Chrome also offers a private mode called ‘Incognito Mode’ to access the internet in a private manner. Google Chrome won’t record history or downloads if you are using Incognito mode. This is a good way of accessing those sites that you don’t want to list in browsing history. So, you won’t have to manually remove Chrome history.

Incognito Mode is just a private mode that doesn’t record your browsing and downloads activity. Websites and ISPs can still identify you and know who you are.

Incognito mode is useful, but you can disable it if you do not want to use it. In this article, I will tell you how to disable Chrome Incognito Mode.

Disable Chrome Incognito Mode in Windows

In Windows, you need to modify registry entry to disable chrome’s incognito mode. Follow these steps

Open Run box by holding pressing Windows Key and R at the same time. In Run box, enter regedit and press enter.

Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Policies > Google > Chrome.

If this entry isn’t available, create the Google and Chrome folders inside Policies

Now Right-click Chrome and select New > DWORD 32-bit value. Use Value name IncognitoModeAvailability. Now Double-click on IncognitoModeAvailability and set the value data to 1.

Now you will have to restart the computer to apply these changes. After the restart, you won’t see Incognito Mode in Google Chrome.

Disable Chrome Incognito Mode in macOS

If you have the Mac system follow these steps.

Open Terminal and type following

defaults write IncognitoModeAvailability -integer 1

Then restart your Mac to apply changes. After the restart, you won’t see Incognito option in Chrome.

If you want Incognito back, you can follow same steps to change value from 1 to 0.

Wrap Up

Now you know how to disable Chrome’s incognito mode. If you do not want it, you can disable it. You also know how to get it back if you want. I hope this article was useful. If you really liked this one, do not forget to follow us on different social media channels.


Deepanker Verma is the founder of Techlomedia. He is a tech blogger, developer and gadget freak.

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