Multiple Profile Support Comes To Google Chrome

By | November 8, 2011 | 7 Comments


Multiple Profile Support Comes To Google ChromeThe latest Google Chrome beta supports multiple sign ins, allowing users to have their own apps, bookmarks, and settings in the browser. This is great for people who do not want to create multiple OS profiles, or for people with separate accounts for business and personal use.

Once you’ve installed the Chrome beta, you can set up multiple profiles in the options menu, under Personal Suff, by clicking “Add New User.” This automatically generates a nickname and an avatar for the user, both of which can be modified. Users can also sign into their Google accounts from the options menu to fetch Chrome settings from the cloud.

Google does not see this as a way to keep your own information secure from other users. There’s no login necessary to access the other accounts, aside from an optional Google sign in to sync with other installations of Chrome. To keep browser information secure, Google recommends maintaining separate operating system profiles instead.


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  • Anonymous

    This is what I’ve been waiting for. The multiple profile feature is just like Maxthon’s.

  • http://twitter.com/bricky149 Shane Bundy

    I remember reporting this when it first appeared in Chromium. It had an icon in the top left corner to tell who was signed in, like a cupcake. Too bad they removed that, I’m sure the kiddies using Chrome would have liked it.

    • Sarjoor

      The top-left icons, and the cupcake, are still there!

      Just add a new profile from Options > Personal Stuff > Users

      • http://twitter.com/bricky149 Shane Bundy

        I’m using the Chromium builds so I don’t see it, or does it only appear when more than 1 profile exists?

        • Sarjoor

          Probably only when more than 1 profile exists.  That’s why I said “just add a new profile”.

  • http://twitter.com/AhmadTX Ahmad al-As’ad

    Add the ability for me to use keywords to access my bookmarks, like I can in FF, and I see no reason to fire up both Chrome & FF any more.  Chrome would be it.  I rely on those keywords to access a massive list of bookmarklets.

  • http://profiles.google.com/srgloureiro Sérgio Loureiro

    Good for me that I do not use Chrome nor Maxthon at all… What? Multiple profiles without authentication? No, please.