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www.makeuseof.com How to Take Screenshots in Incognito Mode in Android

It's possible to take screenshots in incognito mode in Chrome, Edge, Opera, and Firefox on Android

Incognito Mode in Google Chrome and other browsers on Android allow you to browse privately. However, it can limit a few other handy features of your device due to privacy reasons—mainly the screenshot feature.

If you need to take a screenshot in Incognito mode in Android, here we show a few ways to bypass this restriction for Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Opera.

How to Take Screenshots in Chrome Incognito Mode

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You can enable the Incognito Screenshot experimental flag in Chrome to take screenshots in Incognito Mode. Here’s how to do it.

That's it. You can now open a new Incognito tab and take a screenshot. It will also make the Incognito thumbnail visible.

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How to Take Screenshots in Microsoft Edge InPrivate Mode

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Unlike Chrome, Edge has a built-in screenshot tool that you can use to capture screenshots in InPrivate Mode. The only limitation is, it doesn't allow you to use your phone's physical keys or the native Android screenshot feature.

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How to Take Screenshots in Firefox Private Mode

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Firefox has a built-in feature to allow screenshots in Private Mode that you can enable in the Settings. Once enabled, you can use your phone's built-in screen capture tools to grab screenshots.

To enable screenshots in Private Mode in Firefox:

Note that if you enable screenshots in private browsing, private tabs will also be visible when multiple apps are open.

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How to Take Screenshots in Opera Browser Private Mode

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Like Microsoft Edge, Opera doesn’t allow you to use your phone’s screenshot feature. However, you can use the built-in Take Snapshot feature to capture screenshots in Private mode. Although a little tedious compared to other browsers, it gets the job done. Here’s how to do it.

Do Third-Party Screenshot Apps Work in Incognito Mode?

No. We tried a few screenshot capture apps, including AZ Screen Recorder and Screenshot Quick on Google Play. But all the Incognito Mode snaps turned out to be blank. So, your best is to use tools built into your browser.

Capturing Screenshots in Incognito Mode on Android

Due to security reasons, Android browsers don’t allow you to take screenshots in Incognito Mode. However, there are times when you want to quickly snap something on your screen and save it for later use.

On Chrome, the ability to take screenshots is available as an optional flag. Firefox, Edge, and Opera for Android, on the other hand, offer optional but simple solutions to grab screenshots in Private Mode. If you want to capture screenshots for normal tabs, you have multiple options from your device manufacturer, Android, and third-party apps.

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Tashreef is a developer and works as a technical writer at MakeUseOf. With a bachelor's degree in Computer Applications, he has over 5 years of experience and covers Microsoft Windows and everything around it. When not looking for a missing semicolon or churning out text, you can find himtrying FPS titles or looking for new animated shows and movies.

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