< Back

Allow the Surfshark browser extension in the Incognito mode

This guide will show you how to use the Surfshark extension on incognito or Private Browsing mode using Chrome and Firefox browsers.

 

Incognito or Private Browsing mode is pretty useful in many situations. It allows you to use your browser without any previously saved information, such as cache and settings. However, most browser extensions will not run in the Incognito or Private Browsing mode. By default, this feature is disabled for most extensions, so you may need to turn it on manually.

 

We will show how to do so on these browsers:

 

To proceed, you will need an active Surfshark subscription, which you can get here, and either Chrome or Firefox browsers with the Surfshark extension.

 

Google Chrome

 

  1. If you have the Surfshark browser extension on Chrome, you should see the Surfshark icon on the top-right corner of your browser. This icon disappears once you access Incognito mode.

    Incognito1.png

  2. Click on three dots, then navigate to More tools -> Extensions.

    Incognito2.png

  3. You will find all of the installed extensions listed on that page. Find Surfshark and click Details.

    Incognito3.png

  4. Turn on the Allow In incognito switch.

    Incognito4.png

    You can quickly open Incognito mode on your Chrome Browser by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+N at once.

 

Mozilla Firefox

 

  1. If you have the Surfshark browser extension installed on Firefox, you should see the Surfshark icon on the top-right corner of your browser. This icon disappears once you access Private Browsing mode.

    Incognito5.png

  2. Open the settings menu and navigate to Add-ons.

    Incognito6.png

  3. Here you will find the Surfshark add-on. Click on the three dots and choose Manage.

    mceclip0.png

  4. You will find a setting to Run in Private Windows. Choose Allow.

    Incognito8.png

    You can quickly open Private Browsing mode on your Firefox Browser by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+P at once.

 

Congratulations - now you will be able to use the Surfhark browser extensions on Incognito and Private Browsing mode as well!

 

If you have any further questions, our customer success team will help you 24/7 over live chat or email.

 

You may also be interested in:

Was this article helpful?