How to Disable Guest Mode in Google Chrome

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Suppose if you have given your laptop to one of your friends. If he opts for browsing in a Guest Mode, then you might have no clue as to what websites he visited using your device. This might prove to be a security concern. Furthermore, if your children are using your PC in this guest mode, you wouldn’t have any idea about their browsing activity. The same rule is also applicable in Chrome’s Incognito mode as well. But we have already listed the steps to disable it on your PC. And today, we will be showing you the steps to disable the Guest Mode in the Chrome browser.

We will be discussing two methods for the same. The first one involves the use of Command Prompt that only requires copy-paste of a single command, However, if you wish to know how this command actually works out, we’ll be discussing that as well. This will be done using the Registry Editor. But if you don’t have much knowledge regarding the Registry Editor, it is highly recommended to go with the first method. With that said, here are the required steps to disable Guest Mode in the Chrome browser. On that note, also check out the steps to disable InPrivate browsing in Microsoft Edge Chromium.

Disable Chrome’s Guest Mode via Command Prompt

  1. Launch the Command Prompt window as an administrator.
    cmd admin
  2. Paste the below code in the command window and hit Enter:
    REG ADD HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Chrome /v BrowserGuestModeEnabled /t REG_DWORD /d 0

    disable guest command

  3. Close the Chrome browser and restart your PC. Relaunch Chrome and you’ll find the Guest Mode option disabled in Chrome.
  4. That was pretty easy, isn’t it? Now if at any point in time you wish to enable the Guest Mode, open Command Prompt as Admin and execute the below code:
    REG DELETE HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Chrome /v BrowserGuestModeEnabled /f

Let’s now have a look at the steps to disable Guest Mode in Chrome via Registry Editor. Also, refer to our guide if you wish to disable in-app browsers on Facebook and Twitter.

Using the Registry Editor

  1. Open the Run dialog box from the Start menu. Type in regedit and hit Enter.
    run regedit
  2. Copy-paste the below location in the Registry Editor’s address bar:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Chrome
  3. Once you’re inside the Chrome folder, right-click in an empty region on the right side menu.
    disable guest binary
  4. Select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value. Name this registry as BrowserGuestModeEnabled.
  5. Double click this newly created registry and enter 0 in the Value Data field. Click OK to confirm your decision.
    disable guest value
  6. Restart your PC and open the Chrome browser. You’ll notice the Guest Mode will now have been disabled in Chrome.
  7. If you wish to revert back the changes, just change the value from 0 to 1 in the Value Data field of BrowserGuestModeEnabled registry.

That’s it. These were the two different methods to disable the Guest Mode in Chrome. If you are still facing any issues while executing the above steps, drop in your queries in the comments section below.

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