Guest mode enabled everyone to play games in Roblox. Even though they could access Roblox in limited access, but they were happy and they enjoyed this. However, by using guest mode and having no Roblox account, it is not fun enough. It will be more fun if they create their own Roblox account so that they are able to access to full features of Roblox. So, when were Roblox guests removed?
Guest mode was removed from Roblox officially on October 3rd, 2017. However, you were able still to get in the game as a guest after that until November 24th, 2018 when they were fully removed. Since that time, everytime you try to enter a game, it will show an error code. Do you know what is the reason of removing this feature? According to Nightgaladeld, the reason of removing guest mode was to increase the number of users in Roblox. But, even though you do not have account in Roblox, you are still able to access the website but you are not able to play games, leave comments, change an avatar, or create things.
So, people who have no Roblox account cannot play games as a guest on mobile or desktop platforms. It can be a good idea but some people are disappointed with it. However, the removal of guest mode is successfully increase the number of users playing with registered accounts. If you played games as guests, you are not able to do a lot of things in Roblox that can add value for users and developers including saving progress in games, purchasing items in your games, chatting, playing with friends, and providing feedback on your games like Disliking, Liking, and Favorite.
Asking people to sign up to Roblox will guarantee that new users have access to the full of features in Roblox. Also, it can retain those users longer. For developers, the removal of this feature will drive more visits, increased revenue and also players engagement in your Roblox games. In addition, it will encourage players who use this platform for the first time to use the social and interactive features with others.
Before this feature was removed, guests could speak by only using safe chat words and it happened from 2008 to 2014. Then, in 2014, the safe chat was removed and it make the guests were not able to speak or see messages sent by others. It means that they need to create account to chat. In 2016, guests had the ability to see any messages which were sent by others.
After that, everyone who use Guest feature from June 2017 to October 2017 were only given 20 trial plays before they had to create an account on Roblox to continue playing. This change was done to make them to try the game and then finally create an account to play on Roblox. If a person played as a guest, a notification would come up to remind them of the number of trial plays remaining.