Read Answers on Quora Without Login Using Cookie Method
Jun 3, 2018 Sarad Gajurel Reading time: 4 minutes
Quora is a great community for asking and answering the questions. One can ask question of any category or topic and other members of community answer the question. Users can also collaborate by suggesting edits to the submitted answers to improve the answer. The answers can be upvoted by the members to indicate as the best answer.
The answers on the Quora are publicly available, but it has implemented limitation to read the answer. If a user read one question post and try to view another question, Quora asks the user to log in. Maybe this is one of their strategies to increase the community but it may not be pleasant for everyone. The viewer may not want to signup or login to read only the answers which are publicly available. Similar communities like StackOverflow and Stack Exchange let the viewer read the answers without restriction but Quora decided to be different by forcing the viewer to log in for reading the answers.
For those who find this unpleasant, it can be successfully bypassed using the following methods.
1. Using Cookie Method
Click on the three dotted vertical button at the top right corner and click on settings.
Scroll to the bottom of a page and click “Advanced” to see more setting options. Find “Content settings” and click on that.
Inside Content settings, click on Cookies.
Now find the Block section and click on ADD
Now in the textbox under Site, add https://www.quora.com and click on ADD.
After clicking ADD, the site is visible inside the Block section as in the image below.
Now you can use Quora without logging in and this setting is persistent until you clear it. If you want to allow the cookies in future, you can follow the same method and remove the site from Blocked section under Cookies in the Content settings.
2. Pasting the URL in Incognito Mode
It works similarly as the previous solution as Quora cannot find any cookies related to it in the Incognito mode. This method may be handy if you are using Quora on mobile devices or if your browser does not support disabling cookie for the specific site. Also, this solution is preferred if you sometimes log in to the quora to upvote the answer or answer the question. Here is how to do it.
Copy the URL of question you want to read.
Open an Incognito window and paste the URL into the URL bar.
This way you can read the post without logging in and without the disabling the cookies for Quora.
3. Adding ?share=1 at the end of URL
Another method that lets you read the answer in Quora without signing in is adding ?share=1 at the end of the URL. Following image shows how to do it:
With these steps, you can read posts on Quora without logging in. Are you happy with the login prompt to read publicly available answers in Quora? Share your opinion in the comment section.