If you have multiple Gmail accounts, you are certainly not alone. Millions of Gmail users have multiple Gmail login accounts which they use for different purposes. Many people are of the thought that every user should have at least two Gmail accounts for better privacy and easy handling of data. Having multiple accounts will mean that you can have multiple login IDs for different Google services. As you are aware that all Google services take a single login ID. Having multiple accounts enables you to have separate access to Google services for personal, official and business uses.
If you have multiple Gmail login accounts, handling them manually becomes a hectic task. Imagine signing it once to all Google services for personal use, and then signing out to sign in again through different login ID for business purposes. All of this is a very time-consuming task that also drains a lot of energy of the users that he can easily invest in other useful tasks.
Fortunately, there are different tools and techniques which can be leveraged to avoid such hectic manual labor. Moreover, Google also has a built-in feature to link multiple Gmail login accounts together.
Today, we will discuss 5 ways to manage multiple Gmail login accounts. The methods are very easy to follow and execute. So let’s start right away with the first tip.
Link Multiple Gmail Login Accounts
Linking multiple Gmail login accounts is a built-in feature that allows the users to link multiple accounts together. This allows the users to send and receive emails on multiple accounts from a single platform. The biggest benefit of this feature is that a user is saved from logging in and logging out repeatedly to use different Gmail login accounts. What happens is, you choose one Gmail ID as ‘main account’ while other accounts as subsidiaries. To do so, you have to follow the following steps:
1- Log in to one of your Gmail account which you want to keep as ‘Main Gmail login account’.
2- Click on the gear icon and then click on the Settings option.
3- You will see Accounts and Imports option. Click on the option.
4- The next option that appears is. Add another email address that you own.
You can add one or more Gmail Login accounts by following the above steps. Once you have multiple login accounts linked, you will get an option to choose an email ID while composing a new email. So, you don’t have to log out and log in again anymore; just choose one of the linked IDs and send or receive an email at one place.
Using Browser Extensions
You can use browser extensions to quickly switch between multiple Gmail login accounts. Different companies offer different extensions that work on either one or multiple internet browsers. Most of the extensions are free to use and a user has not had to pay anything to manage multiple Gmail login accounts through extensions. Some of the main features of browser extensions are:
1- They can remember your login credentials and login to your Gmail accounts as soon as you open the browser. This feature is optional and a user can disable it anytime.
2- Check your Inboxes regularly. You can set the duration after which your inboxes are checked for any new email.
3- Send instant notifications to the users as soon as they receive email on one or more of the email IDs. The extensions also give you the option to turn off these notifications. Although turning off the notifications will limit the usability of the browser extension. It is a nice idea for those who don’t really depend on emails for official work or private business.
4- Switching between different Gmail accounts through extensions is a walk in the park. You can do it in a few clicks; that’s all! Choose the email ID that you want to switch from, and then choose the email ID that you want to switch to. You are done; the switching is complete.
5- Some advanced extensions have extra features loaded in them. For example, some extensions have a feature where when you hover the mouse over an email ID, you will get the statistics such as the number of emails received, sent, unread, and any new emails. That’s a lot of information for a free extension!
Google Multi Sign in Feature
Google has recently launched a new feature which makes it easy for multiple sign-ins. However, there is a little drawback to this feature. Not all the apps of Google can be accessed from Google multiple sign-in features. So, unless you are not interested in all the Google apps, singing into multiple Gmail login accounts through Google Multi Sign in feature is a very useful option. If you want to enable this in your Gmail account, follow these steps:
1- Log in to your Gmail account
2- Click on the email link which is situated at the top right of your account interface
3- A drop-down menu will appear; this menu will contain your current Gmail ID plus a button to Add Account
4- Click on the button and follow the steps to add your secondary Gmail login ID
When you are done adding your secondary account, you can always switch between the two by clicking on one of the two email IDs.
Send the Mail from Secondary Gmail Login Account to Primary
If you use Gmail login accounts to read and write emails, you can benefit from an amazing Gmail feature. You can receive emails sent to your multiple Gmail accounts to a single account. To get this feature, you have to follow these steps:
1- Login to your primary account and click on Settings
2- You will find an option called Forwarding and POP/IMAP. Click on that option
3- Then click on the button that reads Add a forwarding email address, and then click on Next button
4- The final step to complete this setup is confirming an email about the secondary email being added to your account. Once you confirm it, you will start getting the emails intended to your secondary email ID to your primary Gmail account.