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A Simple Trick to Bypass Google reCaptcha in Chrome’s Incognito

by Mrinal Saha
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Since Google gives a lot of personalized search results, I rely on incognito while doing most of my research. But lately, I’m facing this weird problem, when I’m searching anything on Google using incognito on Chrome, it gives me the reCaptcha error that says “Our systems have detected unusual traffic from your computer network. This page checks to see if it’s really you sending the requests, and not a robot”.

A quick Google search reveals other people are facing this problem too. And none of the solutions suggested in the forum (like clear your cache and cookies, disable browser extensions one by one, turn off VPN, etc) worked for me.

That said, I did notice, this error appear only on my office WiFi (a coworking) and not on my home network.

Fortunately, there is a simple way to fix it. Simply create a bookmark of URL ‘https://www.google.com’ and access the internet via that. So, here’s how it’s going to look like – you open incognito window, click on the Google.com bookmark that you have created, and start searching. This time you won’t get any annoying Google reCaptcha. See the video below.

To create a bookmark in Chrome.

  • Open https://www.google.com in new tab
  • Click the star on the right side of the Omnibox.
  • A small box should pop up.
  • Give it a name and under Folder, make sure ‘Bookmark bar’ is selected
  • Click Done

If you don’t see any bookmark in the top bookmark bar, use the keyword shortcut, Ctrl + Shift + B (or Cmd + Shift + B for Mac) to show or hide the bookmarks.

And that’s it. Strange enough, accessing Google search using the bookmark do not invoke the reCaptcha. I’ve been using this workaround for months now and never had any issue.

Alternatively, you use the browser add-ons like Buster to automatically bypass reCAPTCHA.

Let me know your experience in the comments or tweet me for a faster reply. Happy Googling.


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