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How to Create and Switch Profiles in Chrome

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Introduction

Signing into your Google account with your Google Chrome browser affords you a number of extra features, such as saving and syncing your bookmarks across all the devices you use Chrome on, screen sharing, and easy transfer of pages from your mobile devices to your desktop and vice versa.
Chrome allows for multiple users to have separate profiles, for example, having separate profiles for your Work and Home Google Accounts.
Before You Begin:
You must have a Google account
Chrome

1 Create New Profile in Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome, and select the user icon in the top right.
    Google Chrome
    Chrome browser window with account menu highlighted.
  2. Select Manage People.
    User Menu with Manage People highlighted.
  3. Select Add person.
    Chrome Profile Manager with Add person highlighted.
  4. Enter a name for the new person, select an icon to help represent this new account and make it easier to find later. Then, select Add.
    Add Person with Name, Icon, and Add highlighted.

If you want, you can then link that new profile to a Google Account.

Sync Profile to Google Account

2 Switch Profiles in Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome, and select the user icon in the top right.
    Google Chrome
    Chrome browser window with account menu highlighted.
  2. Select the profile you'd like to use from the list.
    Chrome User menu with profiles highlighted.

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Signing into your Google account with your Google Chrome browser affords you a number of extra features, such as saving and syncing your bookmarks across all the devices you use Chrome on, screen sharing, and easy transfer of pages from your mobile devices to your desktop and vice versa.
Chrome allows for multiple users to have separate profiles, for example, having separate profiles for your Work and Home Google Accounts.
Before You Begin:
You must have a Google account
Chrome
  1. Open Google Chrome, and select the user icon in the top right.
    Google Chrome
    Chrome browser window with account menu highlighted.
  2. Select Manage People.
    User Menu with Manage People highlighted.
  3. Select Add person.
    Chrome Profile Manager with Add person highlighted.
  4. Enter a name for the new person, select an icon to help represent this new account and make it easier to find later. Then, select Add.
    Add Person with Name, Icon, and Add highlighted.

If you want, you can then link that new profile to a Google Account.

Sync Profile to Google Account
  1. Open Google Chrome, and select the user icon in the top right.
    Google Chrome
    Chrome browser window with account menu highlighted.
  2. Select the profile you'd like to use from the list.
    Chrome User menu with profiles highlighted.