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16th May 2018

YouTube is testing a new feature that’ll make sure nobody sees your embarrassing searches

Jade Hayden


If you like YouTube, you’ll be aware of all the great features that come with the streaming app.

There’s music videos, interview videos, regular videos, vlog videos, videos of people doing stupid things… a whole myriad of stunning video content, really.

If you’re a regular YouTube user though, you’ll also know that the website can be fairly annoying, especially when it comes to things like not being able to close the app while you’re playing a video and the abundance of ads that pop up before every video to totally ruin your day.

Another thing that makes YouTube less than favourable is the fact that your searches save and immediately come back to haunt you.

How many times have you been going to find a song with your mate, only to see your recent search of ‘long distance boyfriend and girlfriend meet for first time at airport after dating for five years’ pop up on the screen?

Embarrassing, isn’t it?

Yeah, it is.

Still though, turns out YouTube are trialling a new feature that could make sure that nobody ever sees your embarrassing searches ever again.


According to Android Police, YouTube are currently testing their ‘incognito mode’ on Android apps.

This function will be easily accessible, allowing users to switch between regular mode and incognito mode with ease.

If you’re at all unfamiliar with how incognito mode works, it basically allow you to search for things as if you’re not signed in so whatever you’re looking at or looking for won’t save in your search history.

It’s fairly decent, like.

YouTube users can already sort of browse incognito by logging out of their accounts, but like, have you ever tried to log back into a YouTube account?

Absolute nightmare.

Incognito mode would make it so much easier to look up videos that you may not want other people seeing in your search history.

And at the end of the day, that’s all anybody ever really wants in life, isn’t it?