Gmail has made it easy to sign into more than one account at one time. Now, you can use the same browser to login to multiple accounts at once and seamlessly switch between accounts at will. The best part is that the process is easy and straightforward.
Adding a Google Account
First, you will want to sign into your email. This can be done by doing the following steps:
- Go to Gmail.
- Login using your email address.
Once you are logged into an account, you can now add more accounts that can be logged into all at one time.
Sign Into Another Account
If you have followed the steps above, you should be signed into your main Gmail account. From here, you will want to do the following:
- Click your profile picture on the top-right of the page.
- Select Add Account from the drop down menu that pops up.
You will now be sent back to a login page where you can add in your login information and proceed with logging into your account. This takes just seconds and once you have logged in, you will able to access your alternate Gmail account.
Switching Between Accounts
You will now be able to easily switch between the accounts that you have signed into. This can be done by doing the following:
- Click your profile picture at the top-right of the screen.
- Choose the account you want to sign in to.
You will notice that there are two indicators that help you differentiate the accounts which you can choose from. These are as follows:
- Profile picture. You will see the account’s profile picture listed. If you haven’t added a picture, it is often best to add one to easily switch between accounts.
- Email Listing. To the right of the profile picture, you will see the account owner’s name and the email address underneath it.
You will now be able to merely click on the account that you want to enter. Keep in mind that you can log into many accounts at one time – not just two. This means that you can log into your personal and business Gmail accounts, and switch between several with just a few clicks.
Understanding Default Accounts
You will be able to access many Google products, such as YouTube, using the multiple account login feature. There are, however, a few products that Google does not allow multiple accounts to access.
The products that will not work with multiple accounts are:
In this case, you will be logged into the site with your default account. This is the first account that you signed into on Gmail. Furthermore, when you access Gmail going to the main site, you will always be logged into your default, or first account that you signed into.
Signing out of just one account is not possible. Once you click sign out, you will be signed out of all accounts at one time and will need to sign into each of them again following the steps above.
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