Netflix Testing Private Viewing Mode To Cover Viewing Activity Log Tracks
The company is testing a new feature called Privacy Mode that would let users hide a movie or TV show. “Choosing that option means the program will not appear in your viewing activity log, nor will it be used to determine recommendations about what you should watch in the future,” reads an email from Netflix’s Cliff Edwards in part.
This is a great feature. Not only does it offer some privacy, it also lets you keep your carefully curated Netflix account from being forever corrupted by your kids watching their shows on your account, or a friend or guest opting for something you’d never watch, or--you get the idea.
It’s not a guarantee that Privacy Mode will ever roll out to the general public, but the tests will continue for months, at least, only for certain users.