How to Enable or Disable Incognito Mode for Google Workspace Users in Google Chrome

Quick and easy-to-follow guide for Google Workspace administrators

Choose if Google Workspace users signed in to Google Chrome or anyone using a managed browser can use Incognito mode.

What is Google Chrome’s Incognito mode

  • Google Chrome doesn’t save history, cookies and site data, or information you enter in forms in Incognito mode. 
  • You basically browse in private, as much as that’s possible. Your activity is always trackable by the websites you visit, your network administrator, or your internet service provider.
  • Also, Incognito mode does save bookmarks and files you download.

How to control if Google Chrome users can use Incognito mode step-by-step with images

Step 1

How To Enable Or Disable Incognito Mode For Google Workspace Users In Google Chrome - Step 1

In Google Admin at, click Devices > Chrome > Settings >  Users & browsers in the menu on the left.

Step 2

How To Enable Or Disable Incognito Mode For Google Workspace Users In Google Chrome - Step 2

Select the OU with the users whose settings you want to update on the left. The same updates will apply to all sub-OUs under the OU you choose.

By default, if you don’t select an OU, you will add your setting to the top OU, named after your domain. This way, you will apply changes to all users in your account.

You can search for an OU to find it faster if you have a large OU structure.

If you’re not familiar with OUs, click here.

Next, click + Search or add a filter and type Incognito mode to locate the setting.

Step 3

How To Enable Or Disable Incognito Mode For Google Workspace Users In Google Chrome - Step 3

Next to Incognito Mode in bold on the left, choose between:

  • Allow incognito mode
  • Disallow incognito mode

Step 4

How To Enable Or Disable Incognito Mode For Google Workspace Users In Google Chrome - Step 4

Click SAVE on the top right after making changes. It may take up to 24 hours for them to go into effect.

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