How to Take Screenshots in Incognito Mode in Android

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Incognito mode is an online privacy feature that prevents your browsing history from being stored. While the feature is effective for browsing without leaving a trace, it can sometimes limit the experience. For example, you are not allowed to take screenshots in Incognito mode.

If you have the need to take screenshots in Incognito mode, here we show you how to lift this restriction in Android and take screenshots in the most popular mobile browsers.

Take Screenshots In Chrome Incognito Mode

If you’re using Chrome for Android, then you have to enable the feature in flags. Here’s how you can do it.

1. Open the Chrome browser on your Android phone.

2. In the Chrome app, use the address bar and type chrome://flags.

Take Screenshots Incognito Mode Android Chrome Flags View

3. Use the search bar at the top to look for “Incognito Screenshot.”

Take Screenshots Incognito Mode Android Chrome Enable Flag

4. When you’ve found it, tap on the drop-down menu beneath it and select “Enabled.”

Take Screenshots Incognito Mode Android Chrome Mode Enabled

5. Press the “Relaunch” button to re-open Chrome.

Take Screenshots Incognito Mode Android Chrome Relaunch Browser

6. Open an Incognito mode window by tapping on the three-dot menu in the upper-right corner and selecting “New Incognito Tab.” You should now be able to take screenshots even when browsing privately.

Take Screenshots Incognito Mode Android New Incognito Window

Take Screenshots in Firefox Private Browsing Mode

In Firefox for Android, things are even easier. All you need to do is enable the feature from the browser’s settings and you’ll be good to go.

1. Open the Firefox browser on your Android phone.

2. Tap on the three-dot menu in the upper-left corner.

3. Go to Settings.

Take Screenshots Incognito Mode Firefox Android Settings

4. Scroll down until you find the “Private browsing” section and tap on it.

Take Screenshots Incognito Mode Android Firefox Private Browsing

5. Toggle on the option to “Allow screenshots in private browsing.”

Take Screenshots Incognito Mode Firefox Enable Screenshots

6. Open a new Incognito window by tapping the Mask icon in the upper-right corner under the address bar. The screenshot should be available now.

Take Screenshots Incognito Mode Android Firefox New Private Window

Take Screenshots in Opera Private Mode

While using Incognito mode in Opera for Android, it’s not possible to take a screenshot using the usual methods. (For example, by doing a three-finger swipe on the screen.) However, the browser allows you to take snaps if you so desire.

1. Open the Opera browser on your Android phone.

2. Tap on the Tabs button at the bottom (fourth icon).

Take Screenshots Incognito Mode Android Opera Multi Tab Window

3. Tap on Private at the top to open a new Incognito window.

Take Screenshots Incognito Mode Android Opera Private Browsing Option

4. Once a new private window is opened, navigate to your webpage of choice.

5. Tap on the three-dot menu in the upper-right corner.

6. Select the option to “Take snapshot.”

Take Screenshots Incognito Mode Android Opera Take Snapshot

7. That’s it, you’re done!

As you can see, it’s quite easy to lift the restriction and take screenshots in Incognito mode on Android. If you’d like to continue making your mobile browsing even better, perhaps you’d like to check out our list of the best add-ons for Firefox on Android. Alternatively, find out which are the best games you can play right now in Chrome for Android.

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Alexandra Arici Alexandra Arici

Alexandra is passionate about mobile tech and can be often found fiddling with a smartphone from some obscure company. She kick-started her career in tech journalism in 2013, after working a few years as a middle-school teacher. Constantly driven by curiosity, Alexandra likes to know how things work and to share that knowledge with everyone.

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