Incognito mode

What is Incognito mode?

Incognito mode allows you to keep your searches and site visits private. In Incognito mode, Yandex.Browser does not save passwords you enter, autofill data, search queries, browsing history or addresses of pages you visited. All changes to settings, downloaded files, and bookmarks are saved.

Attention. Incognito mode does not make you invisible. For example, if you log in on a social network, you will be seen as online. It also does not protect your computer against viruses.

Turning 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.
  • Use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + N (in Windows) or  + Shift + N (in Mac OS).

A new window opens that is marked by a gray stripe on the header and the icon.

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

Extensions in Incognito mode

By default, extensions are disabled in Incognito mode. Some of them can be enabled manually. To allow extensions to be used in Incognito mode:

  1. Click   → Extensions.
  2. Click More details under the description of the extension.
  3. Enable the Allow in Incognito mode option.
Attention. If an extension does not have an Allow in Incognito mode option, it means the extension will work in that mode.

Is Turbo mode turned on in Incognito mode?

By default, Turbo mode turns on automatically if the download speed is less than 128 Kbit/s. When this happens, the Turbo icon appears. When the speed reaches 512 Kbit/s or higher, Turbo mode is deactivated and the icon disappears.