Incognito This Tab Chrome Extension

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 in the normal window, and removes it from the browsing history. Visit this page to install and read more about it.

“Incognito This Tab” is a light-weight browser extension for Google Chrome, which enables users to easily load current tab in an incognito window. Moreover, if allowed to run in the incognito mode, users can use it to open the current incognito tab in a normal window.


This extension is extremely light-weight and DOES NOT require any critical permission like reading your browser history etc.

It also provides a context menu item apart from the toolbar button for the same task.

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

Install it from the Chrome Web Store.

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9 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

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