How to Hide Incognito Bookmarks in Chrome & Make Bar Private

  • Chrome's private browsing mode does not remember site data and history, but Incognito bookmarks are displayed by default.
  • If you'd rather keep your Incognito bookmarks private, you can use a keyboard shortcut to toggle the Bar on and off.
  • Want to know how to hide bookmarks in Incognito on New Tab Pages as well? You'll need an extension for that and we have just the thing.

Chrome’s Incognito mode allows users to privately surf the web without saving data like browser history and cookies. But can you bookmark in Incognito?

As a matter of fact, you can. Bookmarks are still visible in Incognito and any bookmarks saved while browsing privately will be remembered. But when privacy kicks in, one might want to know if Chrome can take private bookmarks.

So, can you hide bookmarks on Chrome? Let’s find out together

Bookmarks made in Incognito mode are not separate from bookmarks made in normal browsing mode. However, some extensions can password-protect Incognito bookmarks.

Keep reading to find out how to quickly and easily hide the bookmarks bar in Incognito mode in Google Chrome.

Can you have Incognito bookmarks?

All bookmarks made in Incognito mode in Chrome are saved. This also includes any bookmark preferences or settings that may have been changed while in Incognito mode.

Bookmarks Bar in Incognito mode.

Can you temporarily hide bookmarks? A quick keyboard shortcut will hide your Bookmarks Bar in Chrome.

Press Ctrl + Shift + B on Windows or Cmd + Shift + B on Mac to toggle Bookmarks on or off. However, this feature does not work on a New Tabs Page for normal and Incognito browsing.

How do I hide bookmarks in Incognito mode?

1. Right-click on Bookmarks Bar

  1. Open Chrome and click on the three dots in the top right corner. Click the three dots to open Chrome's menu.
  2. Select New Incognito Window. Open new Incognito window.
  3. Visit any website and right-click on the Bookmarks Bar.
  4. Click on Show Bookmarks Bar. Select Show bookmarks bar to hide your bookmarks.

Keep in mind that when you open a new tab, the Bookmarks Bar will be visible until you visit a website.

2. Disable Bookmarks Bar in the settings

  1. Open Chrome and click the three dots in the top right corner.
  2. Select Settings. Click on Settings.
  3. Click Appearance. Click on appearance.
  4. Toggle Show bookmarks bar to off. Toggle Show bookmarks bar to turn off or on.

Adjusting this setting in normal mode will also affect the setting in Incognito mode and vice versa.

3. Install a bookmark extension

If you want to keep the bookmarks created in Incognito mode separate from standard Chrome, you’ll need to install an extension.

Hush is an extension that encrypts private bookmarks so they can only be accessed using a password. Hush only works in Incognito mode and keeps bookmarks made while private browsing secure.

Get Hush

Extensions (also known as add-ons or plug-ins) provide excellent customization options for browsers and they go a long way when it comes to bookmarks management.

For instance, you can pick one to easily organize and export bookmarks from Opera and much more.

Remember that Incognito mode does not provide total anonymity, for a truly secure browsing experience, we recommend using a VPN with private browsing.

Now you should know how to hide your bookmarks in Incognito mode. Let us know in the comments if you run into any issues or bugs.

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