How to Enable Private Browsing on Chrome, Firefox and Opera

Don't you want any traces of your browsing? then, try private browsing mode.

The fact is that it don't make you invisible on the internet; but, it leaves no browsing history (with some limitations).

I highly suggest you to check it out this post to know the limitations of private browsing mode.

Fortunately, all the browsers have this private browsing option; only the name and steps to enable it is a little bit different among browsers.

Here are the referring names of private browsing mode in the corresponding browsers:

  • Chrome - incognito
  • Firefox and Opera - private browsing

Well, let's see the methods to enable private browsing mode for our favorite browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, and Opera.

We can enable it in many methods on all browsers. Pick the one which is convenient for you.

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Steps to Enable Private Browsing

Chrome Web Browser


  • Open Chrome web browser.
  • Press Ctrl + Shift + N to enable incognito mode in a new window.


Alternatively, you can follow this step:

  • Click the overflow menu (three horizontal dots) and choose "New incognito window" to get the incognito mode.


If you pin the browser icon to the taskbar, then you can launch it from there:

  • Right click on the browser icon.
  • Click on the New incognito window option.

Chrome App

  • Open Chrome browser app.
  • Tap overflow menu.
  • Select "New incognito tab". You should be in the incognito mode now.

Firefox Web Browser


  • Open Firefox and press Ctrl + Shift + P to open the private browsing window.


  • Open Firefox. Click on "Hamburger" icon at the top.
  • Click on the "New Private Window".


  • Right click the Firefox icon in the taskbar.
  • Select the "New private window".

Firefox App

  • Open the app and tap the New private tab.


  • Tap the tab icon (the icon with the number) at the top.
  • Now tap the mask icon and hit the + icon.

Opera Web Browser


  • Open Opera and press Ctrl + Shift + N.


  • Click Menu on Opera.
  • Click on "New private window" option.


  • Right click the Opera icon on the taskbar.
  • Select "New private window".

Opera App

  • Tap the tab icon on Opera browser app.
  • Navigate to the Private tab.
  • Tap the + icon.

Steps to Get Out of Private Browsing Mode

The steps are same for all the browsers and here are they:

  • If you are on the web browser, then just close the private browsing window to get out of private mode.
  • If you are using the browser app, then just hit the "tab" icon and "close" icon.

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