Keep Your Account Secure on Shared Computers

  • Account security


    Browse in Private to Help Protect Your Account

    If you sign in on a device that's used by other people, follow the steps below.

    1. Open Chrome.
    2. Open a private window.
      • At the top right, click on the 3 dots, then select New Incognito Window.
      • A new window will open. In the top corner, check for the gray Incognito icon.
    3. Go, and sign in to your account.
    4. When you're done using the web, close all private windows or sign out. To sign out:
      • Go to
      • On the top right, select your profile image, initial, or email address.
      • Choose Sign out

    How private browsing works

    When you sign in on a private window in Chrome:

    • Searches you do, sites you visit, and other activity aren't saved to the browser's history.
    • Cookies are deleted after you close all private windows.

    Note: Private windows in other browsers might work differently. Read the details when you follow the instructions to browse in private.