Chromebook offers a custom mode that allows your friends or anyone to use your Chromebook with limited access to your device content, this mode is known as Guest Mode.
Guest mode on Chromebooks is a temporary Chrome OS account that others can use when browsing your Chromebook.
With this mode, anyone can browse your device, but with no access to your Google Account or any files on the hard drive. Also can’t see your Google Chrome profile, your bookmarks, your stored passwords and autofill data, or your browsing history.
How to Browse as a Guest?
Before you can access Guest mode, you must sign out of your account:
- Select the clock in the bottom-right corner of the screen, then select Sign out.
- Select Browse as Guest on the lock screen.
After enabling Guest Mode, only a few apps will be accessible, like Google Chrome.
- To end the guest session, select the clock on the Chromebook shelf, then select Exit guest.
After ending the guest session, any changes to the system will be undone when logging out. Chrome will also delete all browser activity.
How to Enable Guest Mode on Chromebook?
The guest mode should be available by default, but if you don’t see it as an option on your Chromebook’s login screen, check to see if it’s enabled in your system settings:
- Sign in to the owner account, select the clock in the bottom-right corner of the screen, then select the Settings gear.
- Scroll down to the People section of your Chromebook settings and select Manage other people.
- Make sure Enable Guest browsing is enabled.
Note: Guest mode may not be able to enable if you’re using a work or school computer.