How to Use Google Chrome Guest Mode

Chrome Guest Mode

Guest Mode as the name suggests, helps you share your Chrome browser with others. In this article, I will show you how to use Guest Mode on Chrome.

What is Guest Mode

Let’s start with the basics. What is guest mode?

Imagine a friend walking up to you and asks if they can use the browser on your computer for a few minutes. You do not want to create a browser profile for a few minutes of use.

It is easier for your friend to use guest mode for their needs. When the close or exit guest mode, their browsing history and related data is deleted automatically.

But wait, you could use Incognito Mode for this right?

Not really. Allow me to explain.

Guest Mode Vs Incognito Mode

Try this. Open an incognito tab and start typing something. Do you see websites you visit and your search history?

Yes, incognito mode does not save your browsing history, but it shows information from your regular browsing profile. Your friend, when they start typing on the addressbar, will see the same information.

Now, try this in guest mode and you will not see anything from your Chrome profile.

Wait, I didn’t show you how to use guest mode, correct? Here is how.

Opening Guest Mode Openingon Chrome

On the top-right corner of your Chrome window, click your profile icon.

Chrome Profile Icon

Now, choose Guest. This opens Guest Mode.

Chrome Guest Mode

When your are done, click the profile icon again and choose Close Guest.

Close Guest Mode

I hope you found this tutorial useful. Ask your questions in the comments form below.

3 responses to “How to Use Google Chrome Guest Mode”

  1. Is there a way to stop Chrome being closed so easily when you click x. I find it too easy to close incognito or guesst mode and hence lose stuff, thanks.

    1. Dinsan – Bangalore, India – Digital Minimalist & Content Developer. Drinks Tea and writes Stuff (mostly about Chromebooks). My views are mostly copied from others.

      Give this a try:

      Allow this extension to run in Incognito mode from chrome://extensions

  2. I don’t have a profile icon where you’re pointing to it. Is this a feature I need to turn on somewhere?

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