How to Activate Private Browsing

By Kefa Olang

Many of the popular web browsers come with a private browsing feature that allows you to browse the Internet without storing your browsing history. This feature especially comes in handy if you are using a public computer in an institution such as a library or school. Enable private browsing in your web browser quickly and safely using a few simple steps.

Internet Explorer

Step 1

Launch Internet Explorer.

Step 2

Click the "Safety" or "Tools" menu. Scroll down the pop-up menu and click "InPrivate Browsing." The private browsing feature is activated.

Step 3

Click the "Open an InPrivate Browsing Window" link. A private browsing window launches. Use this window to browse the Internet.

Safari

Step 1

Launch Safari.

Step 2

Click the "Safari" menu on the top and click "Private Browsing."

Step 3

Click "Yes" to confirm. You should now see the word "Private" on the right part of the address bar.

Google Chrome

Step 1

Launch Google Chrome.

Step 2

Click the wrench icon in the upper-right corner and click the "New incognito window" option. A new private browsing window launches.

Step 3

Alternatively, launch the private browsing window by right-clicking the "Google Chrome" browser tab on the taskbar and clicking "New incognito window."