Saturday, January 7, 2017

Using Guest Profile in Google Chrome

I know you are all using your Chrome Profiles correctly...right!? If not make sure to click HERE and set them up. No matter how well we manage our own profiles, there is always that moment when someone else needs to check their email or get to a Google Drive file and wants to borrow your computer or maybe you are showing student presentations to the whole class and are using your computer to project them. Don’t sign out of your account (or add all those profiles to Chrome). Just use Guest Mode! It’s easy, doesn’t save user data, and won’t mess up your already set up profiles. Follow the steps below to be able to share your computer without the hassles of others’ logins messing things up!

Using Guest Profile in Google Chrome

  1. Open Chrome.
  2. Click on the profile name in the top right of the browser (your Profile Name).

  1. Click on “Guest”.

  1. A new window will open. Now your guest can log into any account they need to and it will not mess up your saved passwords or login information!

You may also have “Incognito Mode” available (if your district admin has not disabled it). This will do the same but will carry over the extensions/bookmarks from the account you initiated it from. You can find it by clicking on the 3 dots and then clicking on “New Incognito Window”. You can see below that in our GAFE domain it is not enabled, but my personal account it is.

Now there is no need to stress when someone else needs to check their email or sign into an account! Happy Guest Browsing!

To have these steps in a Document click here!