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How to Open inPrivate Tabs and New Tabs in Edge Android

Learn how to open a new inPrivate tab or New Tab in Microsoft Edge for Android. The InPrivate tab is very similar to InCognito mode in the Chrome browser.

The Microsoft Edge for Android has a feature to open inPrivate and new tabs to run different browsing sessions. The new tabs help run separate tabs, whereas the inPrivate tab helps in browsing privately without storing any information and browsing history; we can easily switch between these browsing tabs.

Start InPrivate Window or Incognito in Edge browser

The user’s privacy has been a significant concern in this digital age. An article published by researchers shows that, on average, a person generates 2 MB of personal data every minute of browsing.

The Microsoft Edge browser based on the Chromium engine has done a great job with enhanced privacy settings and multitasking with browser tabs.

InPrivate browsing Android helps maintain users’ privacy without storing records like browsing history, cookies, cache files, login passwords, etc. A similar feature, incognito mode, is also available in the Chrome browser.

While InPrivate browsing Android helps maintain privacy, the new tabs options help multitask. Using the tabs feature, you can browse multiple website pages without closing an active page. The switch between tabs is relatively easy and hassle-free.

The only difference between the edge private browsing and new tabs is browsing history and storage. The new tab stores all the information within the browser, while the private browser will auto-delete the data upon exit.

Open InPrivate Mode

You can quickly start an InPrivate browsing Android session within the Edge browser. As I mentioned, it does not store browsing records or leave traces about you. Here are the steps to open the inPrivate (incognito) tab:

  1. Launch the Microsoft Edge for Android.
  2. Tap on the Tabs icon.
  3. Switch to the inPrivate tab.
  4. Tap the Plus plus add icon sign at the bottom to open a new Private tab.
    New Tabs and InPrivate mode in Edge Android

You can open multiple private tabs and browsers separately without any issues. To close tabs, hit on the X icon on the tab.

You can also delete all the existing open tabs using the Trash icon. This will close all the running InPrivate Android tabs in the Edge browser.

Open New Tabs

Like edge private browsing tabs, one can open multiple new tabs, just extended tabs of running sessions. However, the sessions with normal tabs are recorded and stored in browser storage and history. Here are the steps to open a new tab:

  1. Launch the Microsoft Edge on Android.
  2. Tap on the Tabs icon.
  3. Tap on the Plus plus add icon sign at the bottom to open a new tab.
    New Tabs in Microsoft Edge for Android

Like the InPrivate tabs, you can open multiple new tabs and close them using the X command. If you want to close the tabs in bulk, hit the Trash icon.

Video Demo

Here is the video demo on how to open new inPrivate and new tabs in Microsoft Edge for Android OS.

How to Open InPrivate and New Tabs in Microsoft Edge Android?

Bottom Line

The Edge browser on Android phones supports incognito private browsing like a Chrome browser. One can easily add new tabs, switch between the tabs and also close all the tabs in one go. The new tabs can also be added in private browsing mode easily.

Even in Edge Android, this fantastic feature is available. You need to tap on the tabs icon to get the option for adding a new tab or switching to the InPrivate mode. If you have mistakenly closed any tab recently and want to view it, you can go to the “Recent” section.

Similarly, you can also open inPrivate and a new tab on the computer. The Edge browser on Windows or Mac computers can also launch a new window with separate browsing tabs.

Have do ever tried inPrivate mode in Edge Chromium for Android? What are your thoughts?

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Kushal Azza

Kushal is a Bachelor of Engineering, a Certified Google IT Support Professional, and a Digital-Tech Geek. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and creating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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