Use a Chromebook as a guest
To use a Chromebook without signing in, you can browse as a guest. Guest mode is useful if you want to:
- Let someone borrow your Chromebook.
- Borrow someone else’s Chromebook.
- Use a shared or public Chromebook, like at school or a library.
Sign in as a guest
- If you’re signed in to the Chromebook, sign out.
- At the bottom, click Browse as Guest.
Note: If you’re using your Chromebook at work or school and don't see "Browse as Guest," your administrator has turned off guest browsing. Only your administrator can turn it back on. For more help, contact your administrator.
At the bottom right, click Guest Exit guest.
Your files, cookies, website data, and browsing activity will be deleted.
Others can see some information
Guest mode stops Chrome from saving your browsing activity.
Your activity might still be visible to:
- Websites you visit, including the ads and resources used on those sites
- Your employer, school, or whoever runs the network you’re using
- Your internet service provider
If you sign in to an account to use a web service, like Gmail, your browsing activity might be saved on sites that recognize that account.
Fix problems with guest browsing
The Chromebook may have guest browsing turned off. To turn on guest browsing:
- If you're signed in as a guest, sign out.
- Sign in to your Chromebook using the owner account.
- Click your account photo.
- Click Settings .
- In the "People" section, click Manage other people.
- Turn on Enable Guest browsing.
Note: If you’re using your Chromebook at work or school, you can't turn guest browsing on or off. For more help, contact your administrator.
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