What is Guest Browsing in Google Chrome OS

In our Chrome OS setup guide we mentioned about guest browsing. It is an option given inside Chrome OS by which user can use the netbook without sign in with Google account . Suppose your family member or friend borrow your computer then it is better to click on the option Skip sign-in and browse as a Guest. After selecting this option, user can access your netbook without accessing your private files and emails.

In guest browsing mode you can only browse the web and download files. But if you want to install apps or extensions or create bookmark then you have to sign in with your Google account. It doesn’t mean that you can’t use existing installed apps or extensions.

How to enable Guest browsing in Chrome OS

By default guest browsing is not enabled. To enable it follow these steps:

1. Click on the wrench icon given at the top right or the browser toolbar.

2. Click on Settings.

3. Click Users given on the left.

4. Check the box next to Enable guest browsing.

Guest browsing is enabled. An icon  chromeos_guesticonwill appear now when you start your netbook. If you want to disable it then repeat the step again and uncheck the box next to “Enable guest browsing”.

Note: Guest browsing is a volatile session. It means once you completed your session all your browsing data will be deleted.

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