The Guest feature was intended for people new to Roblox, and players who wish to not use a Roblox account to play to stay anonymous. They were introduced on September 26, 2008, as announced in this blog post. Guests were known as "The True Testers of Roblox" by the administrators. When a player hovered the mouse over a guest image when viewing game servers, the name would appear as "A Friendly Guest", hovering over guests now shows "A Roblox Player", just like normal players.
When the feature existed, if a player joined a game while not logged into an account, they would be labeled as a "Guest". The guest's avatar would be a placeholder for players interested in a game and want to play it before creating an account. The placeholders were BillyBloxxer, BettyBloxxer, and DefaultGuest. When guests played games that save data (like in-game money), they lost all their data after exiting.
Roblox stores a cookie on the user's computer that keeps their ID. Cookie editors (such as EditThisCookie) are able to change a guest's ID number by changing the UserID in "GuestData." Guests had a randomly assigned number from 0 to 9999 whenever they entered a place. Other than users who joined before the removal of spaces in your name, they were the only users who could have spaces in their username.
From 2008 to 2014, guests were able to speak by only using the Safe Chat words. With the removal of Safe Chat in 2014, though, they became completely unable to speak or see messages sent by others, which meant guests would have to create an account to chat in any way. Sometime in 2016, guests were given the ability to see any messages sent by others.
From June 2017 to October 2017, players using the Guest feature were only given 20 trial plays before they had to create an account on Roblox to continue playing; prior to that date, they had been given unlimited trial plays. This was to encourage them to try out the game and eventually, create an account to play on Roblox. A notification would appear for anyone playing as a guest to remind them of the number of trial plays remaining.
Currently, it is still possible to be a guest by either using glitches or using trustworthy unofficial extensions which will let you play as a guest. It is recommended to do this soon if you want to play as a guest, as Roblox will most likely be patching any glitches or extensions that will let you play as a guest.
When guests were first introduced in 2008, they appeared in the classic noob colors of yellow head and arms, blue torso and green-yellow legs.
After that, gender options were added, allowing Guests to appear as "BillyBloxxer " or "BettyBloxxer . They had very similar appearances to the user ROBLOX but had different hats depending on the gender chosen. BillyBloxxer wore the Red Roblox Cap, while BettyBloxxer wore the Pinktastic Hair. The DefaultGuest user originally didn't have an accessory and was all black with a grey torso and a white head.
On July 12, 2016, the appearances of the guests were modified for the first time in a while. The male guest (BillyBloxxer ) now wore a Roblox jacket, black jeans, and the True Blue Hair. The female guest (BettyBloxxer ) was similar to the male guest except with the Lavender Updo Hair, which looks similar to the Chestnut Bun, except it is a different color. The other guest type (DefaultGuest ) looks similar to both the other guest types except is still bald. On September 13, 2016, guests began to wear the Robloxian 2.0 package and the DefaultGuest started wearing the Roblox 'R' Baseball Cap. Sixteen days later, the R15 body was applied to guests. If the game was set to R6 Only, then R6 would have been applied. After Roblox introduced a new logo, the guest's shirt changed to the new Roblox Logo Jacket on January 16, 2017 (six days after the logo began usage).
On July 1, 2017, some guests had grey skin body and each different colored torso due to the avatar update. The torsos were later turned back to normal later that same month although it's grey
If playing on mobile, users would be loaded as a genderless guest (DefaultGuest). All guests that joined a game on mobile Roblox versions would wear a Roblox jacket and jeans, the 2.0 body, and the Roblox 'R' Baseball Cap due to not being able to choose if they wanted to be a male or female guest in the mobile versions.
Guests were criticized a lot, especially due to most of them being new players; they often were called names which spurred controversy.
While guests were still available in the PC version of Roblox, many people were angry that some guests were able to exploit without having the real account getting compromised.
There have been various petitions on Roblox to remove Guests, but Shedletsky once stated that guests were not going to be removed. Contrary to this statement, Nightgaladeld confirmed that Guests would be removed on the developer forum on October 3, 2017. After they were removed, it made some haters happy but caused a lot of criticism from most users, including haters.
On October 3, 2017, Guests began to be removed from Roblox. Nightgaladeld stated that the reason was to increase the number of users in Roblox. Despite the removal, guest toys are still being sold in stores. Now, unregistered users can still access the website, but cannot play games, change an avatar, leave comments, or create things. Some players liked this idea; however, most players were angry at Roblox and started protesting in places like the Roblox forum to bring them back.
There have been numerous sightings of guests in games even after the removal, mostly from people using third-party tools to join games as guests or using mobile as stated above.
On November 4th, 2017, Roblox re-added guests by mistake, this change lasted for a day before being reverted.
As mentioned above, Guests are only available on mobile devices. But there's a glitch in the Roblox's web client where you can log in as a Guest on PC. This usually happens with a faulty Internet connection, causing connection problems.