How to enable Extensions in Incognito Mode on Google Chrome

? How to enable extensions for Incognito Google Chrome?

Click on the 3 dots icon, and select from the panel the More Tools, and then click on Extensions. Now click on the extension details page. And enable the switch “Allow in incognito” mode


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Allowing extensions in Incognito mode

1. Brave

Brave automatically disables extensions in Private browsing mode.

To enable them, you’ll need to find Preferences under the Brave menu.

Then select Extensions > Manage Extensions, and find the extension you want to allow.

Click “More Details” under that extension, and you should see an option to “Allow in Private browsing.”

You will also see a warning, notifying you that any extension you allow will have the ability to see your activity.

2. Chrome

In Chrome, your extensions as a general rule do not work in Incognito mode. Because extensions are a third-party addition to your browser, and most are tracking your browsing history for better performance, Incognito mode automatically disables them.

Both Brave and Chrome require users to explicitly enable extensions for private windows.

You will need to adjust the settings in your browser.

Open Chrome > Menu > More Tools > Extensions.

From the Extensions page, you can select the extension you wish to use in Incognito mode and enable it.

Note that not every extension will have that option. If there is not an option to enable the extension in Incognito mode, then the extension may not work.

3. Firefox

Firefox, just like Chrome and Brave, does not automatically allow your extensions to work in Private Browsing mode (Firefox’s version of Incognito).

To give permission for your extensions to work, you’ll need to open Firefox.

Select Menu > Add-ons > Extensions > Run in Private Windows > Allow

4. Edge

Microsoft Edge calls Incognito “Private browsing” and requires that you enable extensions to work in private browsing.

To change this feature, you’ll need to open Edge, select Menu > Extensions > Installed Extensions.

To turn on Private Browsing for each extension, you’ll need to select Details under each extension and choose “Allow in Private”.

Turning on an extension to work in private mode does not change the extension itself. If it is insecure, your browsing will be compromised whether you are in Private Browsing mode or not. It is important you know exactly what extensions you have downloaded and given permissions to.

Enabling extensions

But what about those extensions? There may be one or two that are must-use, no matter if you’re using Chrome in standard or incognito mode. Enabling an extension for both is actually very simple. Do understand that not every extension can be enabled to work in Incognito mode.

Once you’ve installed an extension, click the Chrome Menu button | More tools | Extensions. The resulting window will list out all of the extensions you’ve installed. If a particular extension can be enabled in Incognito mode, you will see a clickable checkbox in the extension listing (Figure B).

Figure B

For any extension you need to work with in Incogni

For any extension you need to work with in Incognito mode, click the checkbox to enable. When you enable the extension, you will be given a warning that Google Chrome cannot prevent the extension from recording browsing history. Take this warning seriously. If the particular extension you are enabling works with sensitive data, chances are you will not want to enable it for Incognito usage.

Enable wisely.

Turn Incognito mode on and off

Use one of these methods to open a window in Incognito mode:

  • Click  → Incognito mode .

  • When you're on the page, open the context menu and select Open link in Incognito mode .

  • Press the following keys: Ctrl + Shift + N (in Windows) or ⌘ + Shift + N (in macOS).

The Incognito window is marked with the Switching to Incognito mode Window in Incognito mo icon.

  • Switching to Incognito mode
  • Window in Incognito mode

Just close the window to exit Incognito mode. Then Yandex Browser deletes all cookies created in this window.

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