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How to enable and use Guest Window browsing in Google Chrome?

Google Chrome comes with lots of features and capabilities. Possibly, its features, capabilities, and ease of use make it one of the most popular browsers. Also, this could be the reason why people like to use it. You can use your Chrome browser as a computer; it gives you a store to download themes and extensions, allows you to change the home background, and lets you create and use multiple profiles.

Maybe only a few of you know about this, but you can create a separate profile and use it as a new browser. It means the browsing history, bookmarked sites, searches are only yours. Not just this, you can also get your profile on other devices with Google Sync. Similarly, Chrome has also given an option of Guest Window. This feature is for the situation when someone without a user profile wants to use your profile. If you have a common system, then these features could be the best use for you.

Here is how to enable and use Guest Window browsing in Google Chrome.

Step 1: Launch your Chrome Browser

The procedure given for using Guest Mode in Chrome may vary depending on the versions. If you don’t want to be confused, just update your Chrome app right away. Accessing Guest Window is very easy from the profile menu that you’ll get by clicking your tiny profile picture icon just next to the address field.

First, you’ll need to start your Chrome. Click twice the Chrome icon on your desktop to launch it. Make sure your Chrome browser is open in the full window.

Step 2: Enable Guest Browsing in Chrome Settings (for old version)

If you’ve updated your Chrome, jump directly to Step 3.

In some versions of Google Chrome, enabling guest browsing is necessary. If you’re operating an older version of Chrome, then you may need to do this. Don’t worry, enabling it not a complicated job, and it will only take a few minutes.

Open the Chrome menu by clicking the hamburger icon at the upper right corner and select ‘Settings’ in the dropdown. Or else, search for ‘chrome://settings’ with the search bar. You should now see the Chrome settings interface on your desktop. Here, go down to the ‘People’ section and place a checkbox in the box of ‘Enable Guest Browsing’. Once you complete this, Guest browsing mode in your Chrome is ready to be used.

Step 3: Open the Guest Window Browsing

Chrome allows you to open Guest Window from anywhere in the browser, either you’re watching a movie or reading news. Just a few clicks and Guest Window is on your screen. Don’t think too much; it will not close your work or movie. Guest Mode opens in a new window, so when you close it, the standard Chrome window will all your open tabs comes up on the screen. Now, go through the below directions.

  1. Wherever you’re in Chrome, just click your ‘Profile Picture’ icon in the Chrome toolbar. A dropdown menu opens with your profile picture and several other options.
  2. Click on ‘Open Guest window’.

That’s it! You’ll see a new Chrome window opening on your screen. It is the Guest window, now browse as a guest. Guest Mode is somewhat like incognito mode; it doesn’t leave any browsing history, as well as other data like cookies.

To close the Guest Mode:

  1. Click on the ‘Guest’ icon right where you clicked on your profile picture icon in the Chrome toolbar.
  2. And select ‘Exit Guest’.

This will close the guest window and clear everything, including searches, websites and other activities. It will take you back to the standard Chrome window where you’ll find all your open tabs. This way you can open easily open the Guest mode browsing when you need.

Victoria Parker, an employee currently living in USA and working at a top email service provider company in the day, and a technical writer at night. I am passionate about writing troubleshooting tips, beginner’s guides, news, and other articles on varied topics like QuickBooks Data Recovery Support, QuickBooks Payroll Support, QuickBooks Support, Quicken Support etc.


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