How to Enable an Extension in Chrome’s Incognito Mode

Last Updated: Feb 12, 2024 by

Google Chrome’s incognito mode is a useful feature for browsing the internet without leaving a trace of your activity. However, by default, extensions are disabled in this mode. This can be frustrating for users who rely on certain extensions for their browsing experience. In this article, we will discuss how to enable an extension in Chrome’s incognito mode.

What is Incognito Mode?

Before we dive into enabling extensions in incognito mode, let’s first understand what it is. Incognito mode, also known as private browsing, is a feature in Google Chrome that allows you to browse the internet without saving your browsing history, cookies, or site data. This can be useful for maintaining privacy or for logging into multiple accounts on the same website.

Why are Extensions Disabled in Incognito Mode?

Extensions are disabled in incognito mode by default for security reasons. Since incognito mode does not save any browsing data, extensions that rely on this data may not function properly. Additionally, some extensions may compromise your privacy by tracking your activity in incognito mode. Therefore, Google has disabled extensions in incognito mode to protect users’ privacy.

How to Enable an Extension in Incognito Mode

To enable an extension in incognito mode, follow these steps:

  1. Open Google Chrome and click on the three dots in the top right corner.
  2. Select “More tools” and then click on “Extensions.”
  3. Find the extension you want to enable in incognito mode and click on the “Details” button.
  4. Toggle on the “Allow in incognito” option.

That’s it! The extension will now be enabled in incognito mode.

Alternative Method

If the above method does not work for you, there is an alternative way to enable extensions in incognito mode. Follow these steps:

  1. Open Google Chrome and type “chrome://extensions” in the address bar.
  2. Find the extension you want to enable in incognito mode and click on the “Details” button.
  3. Toggle on the “Allow in incognito” option.


Enabling extensions in incognito mode can enhance your browsing experience and make it more convenient. However, it is important to note that enabling extensions in incognito mode may compromise your privacy. Make sure to only enable trusted extensions in incognito mode.

Have you encountered any issues with enabling extensions in incognito mode? Let us know in the comments.

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