Browse Chrome as a guest

Important: Only log into sensitive websites on devices of people that you trust. Owners may be able to gain access to your data.

In Guest mode, you won't find or change any other Chrome profile's info. When you exit Guest mode, your browsing activity is deleted from the computer.

Use Guest mode for:

  • Letting others borrow your computer, or borrowing someone else’s computer.
  • Using a public computer, like one at a library or cafe.

If you want to browse privately on your own computer, use Incognito mode. You'll find your info and settings without saving any browsing history.

Open Guest mode

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click ProfileProfile.
  3. Click Guest.


  • If there's a supervised user on your computer, Guest mode isn't available when all non-supervised profiles are locked.

  • Guest mode isn't available on Chromebooks. Learn how to use Chromebook as a guest.

Leave Guest mode

Close the Guest mode browsing window.

Your browsing history, cookies, and site data will be deleted.

Others can find some information

Guest mode stops Chrome from saving your browsing activity to your local history, but you should only log into sensitive websites on devices of people that you trust. Device owners may be able to gain access to your data, such as your activity and location. This data may also still be visible to:

  • Websites you visit, including the ads and resources used on those sites
  • Websites you sign in to
  • Your employer, school, or whoever runs the network you’re using
  • Your internet service provider
  • Search engines
    • Search engines may show search suggestions based on your location or activity in your current Incognito browsing session. When you search on Google, Google will always estimate the general area that you're searching from. Learn more about location when you search on Google.

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