How to Enable / Use Extensions in Chrome Incognito Mode


The Incognito Mode in chrome is a handy feature, which allows you surf the web without leaving any traces on your PC. When you use Incognito mode to surf the web, your history and cookies will not be saved in your computer. However, your not completely anonymous. One of the not so good thing about Incognito mode is it does not allows you to use your Chrome extensions by default. Fortunately, Chrome does allows you to enable extension in Chrome Incognito mode manually. Here is how to do it.

How to Enable / Use Extensions in Chrome Incognito Mode

For the users who wants to keep their extensions enabled in Chrome Incognito mode here is how you can do it. Do note that you will not be able to use all the extensions when you are in Incognito mode, but supported one only.

1. Open Chrome Extension Settings 

Open chrome browser on your PC, click on Menu (three horizontal bars) and however your mouse on More tools. Select Extensions from the options. Alternatively, you can also access Extension page typing in chrome://extensions in the address bar.


2. Enable Extension in Chrome Incognito Mode

In the extension page all your installed extensions will be displayed. Below every extension if you see Allow in incognito option that means that extension could be enabled for using incognito mode. And if any of your extension don’t have this option, in that case you won’t be able to use them in Incognito mode. Now find all the extensions that you wish to enable and check “Allow in incognito” option to enable them.


When you enable any extension to be used in Incognito mode you will see a warning message being displayed. Similar to the following message:

Warning: Google Chrome cannot prevent extensions from recording your browsing history. To disable this extension in incognito mode, unselect this option.

That’s it. Once you have enabled all you extensions, open a new window in incognito by pressing Ctrl +Shit + N and you should see your extension enabled. 



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