Netflix set to introduce 'private viewing' feature so people won't know you watched that Sarah Jessica Parker comedy 4 years ago

Netflix set to introduce 'private viewing' feature so people won't know you watched that Sarah Jessica Parker comedy

This is a Godsend for anyone who likes to enjoy a good romantic comedy without the world knowing.

Netflix are trialling a feature that will allow users to keep their viewing habits a little bit more private.

'Private viewing' will mean that shows you might watch will not enter either your viewing history or result in similar recommendations, something JOE has been caught out by more than once (so we like a good tearjerker from time to time, nothing wrong with it).

"At Netflix we continuously test new things," a spokesperson told Mashable.

"In this case, we are testing a feature in which a user watching a movie or TV show can choose to view in “Privacy Mode.”

"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."

The feature will also hide any updates from Facebook, if the two accounts are linked up.

There's no word yet on when the privacy mode will appear, or whether it will be permanent, and while Netflix say that it will be rolled out across the world not all users will benefit from it.

In the name of Jennifer Aniston, our fingers are crossed.