We have all been in this situation; you’re at school, college or at work and one of your friends/colleagues/acquaintances wants to use your computer (his computer is dead and is at the IT department) just for a couple of minutes to check whether he/she has received an important email or not (you know that a couple of minutes means 30 minutes sometime even more, and of course you also know that his important email is a comment on a photo on Facebook, a tweet on twitter or a photo on Instagram). It’s always a good idea to setup a guest mode on the browser for that friend so as not to let them/him/her mess with your email/Facebook/twitter/Amazon/bank accounts and most importantly, your porn links.
This step by step guide will show you how to setup a guest mode browsing in Google Chrome.
Step 1: Open your chrome browser, and in the address bar type the following (chrome://flags/#enable-new-profile-management).
Step 2: Click on the blue enable tab that will appear under the following yellow highlighted field (Enable new profile management system).
Step 3: Now click on the “Relaunch now” tab at the bottom left of your screen.
Step 4: After the Google chrome restarts you shall find an avatar at the upper left corner of your screen.
Step 5: Click on that avatar, you will be prompt with a drop down menu. You can select the “Browse as guest” option. Now you can hand your computer to that friend safely and without worrying about your privacy.
Step 6: To stop this feature repeat the same steps but obviously instead of choosing the blue “Enable” option at step two you’ll click on the “disable” option which of course will be there by default.
You should note that this is limited to Google chrome browser on Microsoft Windows machine only, but we all know that Google would roll it out quickly to Linux and Mac.