Online world has its own perks, but there are also several possible and potential flaws about it. Browsing is certainly nice as you can surf around. However, if you think that no one is watching, then you are totally mistaken.
Since the internet is constantly monitored by lots of parties – the government, for a starter – and also the advertisers, the networks, your employer, and even your family members and spouses, you may want to keep a thing or two private. It doesn’t mean that you should go totally underground and leave nothing behind – that would be too much. But in case you are viewing your exes’ Facebook accounts or you are searching the potential great birthday presents for your beloved ones, going private can save up a disappointment or ruined surprises.
So, why should you be using the private browsing mode, anyway? For a starter, if you happen to have to use a public computer and you don’t want to leave any personal traces behind, the private setting can be the best option.
Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you need to open your emails or check your social media accounts? Well, if you don’t want others to know which sites you have visited or what accounts you have, setting it into private browsing option seems like the best answer. After all, most people are quite a negligence and forgetful. Often times they forget to log out from an account – social media or email. Or when they do log out, they think that no one can access it anymore.
Well, if you really want to stay under the radar and make sure that all your accounts are protected and safe, go with the private setting. It saves up hassle and fuss.
Other reasons, why you should go with the private setting, are:
In case you don’t know about it, some browsers do provide private browsing option. And yes, you may have to do it manually. But, don’t worry. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3.
Here is how to set it up:
1. For Chrome, click the icon on the top right corner of your browser and choose New Incognito Window. Or you can also do this, File menu => New Incognito Window Incognito.
2. For Internet Explorer. Tap the gear icon on the top right corner, then Safety => InPrivate Browsing.
3. If you are using Safari, simply access the menu bar, hit Safari => Private Browsing, and you are good to go.
4. For Firefox. On the top right corner, click the icon and choose New Private Window. You will be presented with a pop-up of a new window.
That’s it! You’re in a private mode now!
Leave your comments below if you happen to know more advantages of using private browsing option.