Do you have multiple Google Accounts and you’re not sure how to manage them or quickly switch between Google accounts? Maybe you have a work account and a personal account, or perhaps multiple accounts for businesses you own or manage.
In our comprehensive guide we will teach you the fastest and easiest ways to manage multiple Google accounts, how to quickly switch between multiple Google accounts, how to consolidate multiple Google accounts and more!
Table of Contents:
- Best Practices To Help You Manage Multiple Google Accounts
- What Are Google Chrome Profiles?
- How To Quickly Switch Between Google Accounts in Google Chrome
- How To Add A New Google Profile To Google Chrome
- How To Delete A Google Profile From Google Chrome
- How To Use The Chrome Profile Selector On Startup
- How To Disable The Chrome Profile Selector On Startup
- How To Quickly Switch Between Google Accounts on Mobile
- Handy Software To Consolidate & Manage Multiple Google Accounts
Best Practices To Help You Manage Multiple Google Accounts
Here at Google Workspace Guides we recommend a few “best practices” that will help you to more easily manage multiple Google accounts and turn you into a Google Workspace Pro in no time!
If you are using a Mac or Windows computer, we recommend using the Google Chrome Browser to manage your Google accounts. The Chrome browser has a handy featured called the “Profile Manager”, which allows you to add multiple Google accounts as Google Chrome Profiles.
For your mobile devices, whether they be iPhone or Android, we recommend adding each Google account to the mobile device, then using Google’s suite of Mobile Apps to manage them – you can learn more about Google’s apps in our Google Workspace for Mobile Guides section.
What Are Google Chrome Profiles?
Google Chrome allows users to add multiple user profiles to separate all of your details into distinct and seperate Google Chrome windows, each with its own browser history, bookmarks, passwords, themes, settings, extensions and even open tabs.
Each Google Chrome profile that you add to Google Chrome can be launched consecutively in seperate windows as pictured below on a Windows 11 laptop.
We love this feature because with Chrome Sync, you won’t have to spend time re-configuring your Chrome Profile on every new device you use. Instead, if you simply log into your Google Chrome Profile on a new device, all of your details sync straight accross.
Now whenever you make a change like saving a bookmark or installing a new extension, it will carry accross to all of your other devices automatically!
Another quick tip: Google Chrome places a new icon for each Google Chrome Profile in your taskbar. If you right click on the icons, you can pin them to your taskbar – that way you can more easily launch directly into the correct profile and switch between profiles when required.
How To Quickly Switch Between Google Accounts in Google Chrome
The easiest way to quickly switch between Google Accounts in Google Chrome is to use Chrome Profiles. This will allow you to have seperate Chrome windows for each Google account, each with its own set of bookmarks, history and settings.
To begin, simply click the profile picture icon in the top right hand corner of an open Google Chrome window (as pictured below, make sure you click the icon in the Chrome window, NOT the one below it if you are viewing a Google product page).
You should now be able to view all of the Google accounts you have signed in to Google Chrome. Clicking on one will open that account in a new Chrome window.
Once you have multiple Google accounts open in multiple Google Chrome windows, it should be much easier to view and switch between them, Chrome even ads your profile picture to the icon in Windows to help you distinguish between accounts!
How To Add A New Google Profile To Google Chrome
To add a new Google account to the profile manager in Google Chrome, select your profile picture at the top right hand corner of the browser, then select “+ Add” as indicated in the picture below.
A new window will open, asking you to set up your new chrome profile. You can select “Sign In” if you have an existing Google account that you’d like to add, or “continue without an account” if you’d like to set up a blank Google Chrome profile without an account attached too it.
To continue, simply select “Sign In” and enter your Google account details. You should then see a welcome screen as pictured below. Select “next” to launch your new Chrome profile and it will open in a new Chrome window.
How To Delete A Google Profile From Google Chrome
Need to delete a Google account from Google Chrome? No worries! Simply select your profile picture in the top right hand corner of your Google Chrome Browser, then select the small gear icon next to “Other Profiles”, as pictured below.
This should launch the Chrome Profile Manager, if you select the three small dots next to the Chrome account that you wish to delete as pictured below, you will be given the option to either edit or delete the account.
After selecting “Delete”, you will be prompted to confirm that you wish to delete the account. Note that deleting a Google Account from Google Chrome will also delete your browsing data, passwords, bookmarks and auto-fill data from the device.
Simply select “Delete” again, and your Google Account will now be successfully deleted from Google Chrome.
How To Use The Chrome Profile Selector On Startup
The Chrome Profile Selector is a handy tool that lets you select which Google account that you’d like to open upon first opening Google Chrome. By default, the Google Chrome Profile Selector will open on start up only once you have added more than one profile to your Google Chrome browser.
How To Disable The Chrome Profile Selector On Startup
To disable the Chrome Profile Selector from displaying when you first launch Google Chrome, simply uncheck the box that says “Show on startup” when you first open chrome. The next time you open it, the Chrome Profile Selector should not be displayed.
How To Quickly Switch Between Google Accounts on Mobile
There is an extremely simple way to quickly switch between mobile accounts on mobile; Once you have logged into all of your Google accounts on your mobile device, open any Google app and simply swipe up or down on your profile picture! We’ve uploaded a video below to show you how this works:
Handy Software To Consolidate & Manage Multiple Google Accounts
We’ve found a few handy software options that will help you consolidate or manage multiple Google accounts, check them out below!
- Shift – Shift is a paid desktop app that allows you to add and manage multiple Google accounts
- Checker Plus for Chrome – Checker Plus is a free Google Chrome extension that gives you notifications and some basic managment for multiple Google accounts
Know of any other handy software options or tips for managing multiple Google accounts? Let us know in the comments below and we will continue to update our list!