Google accounts are key to productivity.You may have more than one Google account for work or personal reasons.However, managing these accounts can be a hassle, especially if you're constantly logging in and out of them and switching windows on different browsers.
Fortunately, you can add multiple Google accounts in the browser and switch between them as needed.Here's how to do it in all browsers.
Chrome browser profile and Google account
First of all, you should know that a Google Chrome browser profile is not equivalent to adding a Google account in the browser.Yes, you can create a Chrome browser profile and use it to separate your work and personal life.You can also assign a Google account to each profile, but adding an account in the browser is different because it doesn't open a new window for your work.Adding an account lets you do it all in one profile window.
However, we recommend that you set up a custom Chrome browser profile to compartmentalize your activities and establish boundaries.Click the personal profile icon on the Chrome browser address bar to access your Chrome personal profile.There you can add or switch to other Chrome browser profiles.
When you log into a Google-based service, you must access a Google account, which is different from a Chrome browser profile.These profiles do not exist outside of Google Chrome, so you will need to log into your account in any other browser.
How to add a new Google account
In this guide, we will show you how to add a new Google account using Gmail.However, you can also use any other Google service like Google Photos, Google Drive, or Google Docs to add a new account.Follow the steps below to get started:
1. Enter Gmail and wait for it to open.
2. Locate and click the profile icon at the top right of the page.Don't click on the profile icon on your browser's address bar; they look similar, but they're not the same thing.
3. Click "Add Another Account" near the bottom of the list.
4. Your browser will open in a new tab, enter your Google account details.
5. Enter an alternate email address and click Next, then enter a password and click Next.Once done, another Gmail tab will open with the account logged into it.
6. Go back to the original Gmail tab and refresh.
7. Open the Google profile menu again and you should see that account as one of the accounts you can switch to.
These steps also work for Safari, Edge, Brave, Opera, Firefox, and any other browser.
You can add accounts like this and keep them logged in to avoid losing them.Google may delete inactive accounts, so even if you don't use them regularly, it's a good idea to keep them signed in for emergencies.
How to Switch Google Accounts
Switching between Google accounts is the same as adding a new account.Find your profile icon on any Google service, then select the account you want to switch to, and it will open a new tab for you.
But there are a few things to be aware of:
Google automatically uses the creator account to access documents (Forms, Docs, Sheets, etc.).For example, suppose you create a Google Doc with account A.Whenever you click a link to open a document, Google automatically logs you into account A, even if you click the link with account B.You can manually switch back if needed.
Some Google services, like YouTube, have a different menu.From there, you have to tap the profile icon and then switch accounts to open the Google account menu. YouTube also has channel information linked to the account.
Google knows that many users have multiple accounts, so it tries to meet the needs of users in various services.
Easily manage multiple Google accounts
Now, you don't need to switch back and forth between browsers or windows to access multiple accounts.With Google's Easy Account Management integration, you can do it all in the same window and in the same browser profile.But the feature isn't limited to the browser, you can also set it up on your Android phone or tablet.
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