I manage multiple blogs with different social media logins and web tools. Initially, I would simply use more than one browser to switch between accounts, as signing in and out of Pinterest, Facebook, Google, etc … can be very annoying and laborious.
However, the number of accounts I need quick and easy access surpasses the number of browsers I have. I thought I would pull my hair out every time I had to switch accounts just to complet a simple task!
You can imagine how happy I was when I figured out how to add multiple users in Google Chrome, keeping all of my logins, Internet history, Chrome extensions and bookmarks completely separate, while giving me the ability run them side-by-side.
Here’s how to do it:
How to Add Multiple Users in Google Chrome
If memory serves me right, the first thing you’ll need to do is sign-in to Google Chrome. Just click on the iconic wrench in the corner to do so.
After you’re all signed in, head back to the trusty wrench and go to your Google Chrome Settings:
After you’ve added another user, you should have a cool new icon and a pull-down to switch users:
You probably won’t want to use Google’s default name and icon, so let’s go ahead and change it.
Select your newly created user and you’ll see how Chrome automatically opens a new browser window – completely new and never been used!
Click on your icon and highlight the user you want to edit:
Now you can change the user name and select from one of the provided icons:
And that’s it! You’re all set!
This is not only a slam-dunk way to handle multiple accounts and login profiles, but this is also useful when your whole family shares a computer and Internet browser. By setting up a user for each family member, every one can have their own bookmarks, extensions, history and login info.
Pretty awesome, right?
Let me know if you have any questions and I’ll do my best to help you out.