Incognito This Tab Chrome Extension

“Incognito This Tab” is a light-weight browser extension for Google Chrome, which enables users to easily load current tab in an incognito window. Read this article to know more about this cool extension.
This extension is extremely light-weight and DOES NOT require any critical permission like reading your browser history etc.

How to use?

Install this extension from this link. It offers a handy keyboard shortcut: Alt + O. Hit this keys combination whenever you want to open the current tab in incognito mode. Alternatively, you can click on its toolbar button or the context menu option as shown in the following screenshots.


incognito mode extension

Reverse Functionality

If you want the optional reverse functionality; i.e.; open an incognito tab in a normal window, you need to allow this extension in incognito mode. For this, visit the Extensions page (chrome://extensions) and check the “Allow in incognito” box as shown in the following screenshot:

allow chrome extension incognito mode

If you like the extension, please rate it 5-stars on Google Web Store. Have any feedback or suggestion? Leave a comment below, or email us at

Update: We invite you to test our new extension Go Incognito. It is almost similar to this Incognito This Tab extension, but offers two advanced features requested by many users: Closes the current tab after opening it in incognito, and removes it from the browsing history. Visit this page to install and read more about it.

Posted by Arpit Gupta

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18 Responses

  1. Alex I says:

    wonderful extension. simple and to-the-point. I really appreciate that it doesn’t require any permission like the one I was using earlier. Just like Android apps, Chrome extensions are also critical for user’s privacy. Great Job!

  2. DenniK says:

    A simple button that makes something rather complex – copying the URL of the current page, closing that page, opening a new incognito window then pasting the URL – into a one click experience. I’ve found it very useful when for whatever stupid reason a video won’t play because of other extensions installed. This extension solves that problem nearly every time.

  3. Kathleen says:

    Thanks for making this extension. Very helpful

  4. dc says:

    Very useful. I wish the extension had an option to open the incognito window with or without javascript enabled. For those Chromebook users who prefer to browse with javascript disabled but occasionally do need it enabled.

  5. Hussainy says:

    I’ve been always look for such an extension. Thanks for making my world better. (-:

  6. jesu says:

    great extension. use it all the time.

  7. parker says:


    I was looking for something like this: Comes in handy when exceeding article limits from some news site. I used to have to copy, open incognito tab and paste. This makes it so much easier.

  8. jagat singh says:

    works +1

  9. christian calibo says:

    thx for this

  10. sam says:

    doesn’t work at school super disappointed

  11. Emily says:

    Doesn’t work!

  12. jacemace says:

    new incognito window is full screen – i only want it to be the same size as my other windows and tabs – not full screen

  13. Fatih says:


    I am using chrome Version 71.0.3578.98 (Official Build) (64-bit). Addon does not work for me. When I click the icon opening new WINDOW not tab.

    for your information.

  14. Arpit Gupta says:

    @Fatih: You can’t open incognito tabs in normal windows.

  15. carl travis says:

    i need to unblock youtube on my school computer. does your extension incognito this tab help in that?

  16. Arpit says:

    @Carl: Nope. It can’t unblock blocked websites.

  17. Dalieba says:

    Is it possible to port to Firefox Quantum?

  18. isaiah says:

    thanks for this

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