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5 Google Chrome tricks you'll use time and time again

5 Google Chrome tricks you'll use time and time again
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Do you know how much happens on the internet in just one minute? It's more than you can even imagine. There are 2.78 million YouTube videos watched, 150 million emails sent, 51,000 app downloads in iTunes, 38,194 Instagram posts, and 2.4 million search queries on Google. Wow.

With all that going on in mere nanoseconds, every little sliver of time counts. That's why there are shortcuts you can take to speed up what you need to do online.

If you're an Android user and use Google Chrome as your browser, here are five shortcuts and tricks you'll use over and over again.

Google Chrome shortcuts

1. Browse privately
Security is at the top of most web users' minds. That's why we are frequently recommending using a private browser to make sure your data and communications are not being stolen or snooped on.

Incognito mode will open a new window in Chrome and allow you to browse privately, without saving the websites that you visit. You are able to switch between any regular Chrome browser and the incognito window that you have open. You will only be in incognito mode when you are using the incognito window.

Note: Incognito mode does not keep other sources from seeing what sites you visit. It only prevents Chrome from saving your site visiting activity. Your internet service provider, your employer and the sites you visit themselves will all still be able to see them.

Here are the steps to open an incognito window:

  • Open the Chrome app.
  • Click the "More" button. It looks like three dots stacked on top of each other.
  • Click on New incognito Window.

A new Window will open and you'll be incognito.

Exiting and turning off incognito mode:

  • Open the Chrome app.
  • At the top-right, tap Switch tabs. On the right you will see your open incognito tabs.
  • At the top-right of your incognito tabs, tap Close.
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