Microsoft Finally Realized to Keep the Text Typed in Incognito Tabs as Private

The misconception that the Google Chrome Incognito does not record or track activities is fading away. Microsoft said that anything typed in Incognito (private) mode of browser are used to improve the user experience regarding auto-complete and auto-correct suggestions.

To raise the security level, the company will now start treating text typed in incognito mode as private, without letting anyone analyze it.

This change is already worked on for Chromium source code and will be tested there before implementing it on Google Chrome.

Microsoft discontinued its EdgeHTML rendering engine a year ago and for Microsoft Edge browser, the company is now elevating Chromium-based version.

Chromium source code possible change was spotted in the message board of Chromium developers. One of the Microsoft employees made the change, according to the latest comment in the thread. The fellows of the open-source Chromium organizations will be reviewing it.


Windows and Chromium can identify whenever a text is typed for private tabs, but a link between them needs to be developed. For pattern learning, a tag “shouldDoLearning” is used by the Chromium.

Whereas, 'IS_PRIVATE' attribute is used by the Windows 10 to differentiate text. The older versions of the Windows will not be able to keep up with the private preference as they do not have any such attribute included in their browsers.

With this change, text caches, browsing history, cookies, and other unwanted records will all be removed after the session in the private browsing or incognito mode ends.

The preview of Chromium-based version of Edge browser has been introduced by the Microsoft, allowing beta program members and Windows Insider developers to check it out.

Microsoft is planning to introduce Chrome extensions and some of the other popular features into its own browser by integrating its personal online services.

The final release date for this update is not yet revealed but is expected to be launched soon.

Microsoft Wants to Make Sure Text Typed Into Chrome Incognito Mode Stays Private

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