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Sign in to multiple accounts at once

If you have more than one Google Account, you can sign in to multiple accounts at once. That way, you can switch between accounts without signing out and back in again.

Your accounts have separate settings, but in some cases, settings from your default account might apply.

Add accounts

  1. On your computer, sign in to Google.
  2. On the top right, select your profile image or initial.
  3. On the menu, choose Add account.
  4. Follow the instructions to sign in to the account you want to use.

Switch between accounts

  1. On your computer, sign in to Google.
  2. On the top right, select your profile image or initial.
  3. On the menu, select the account you'd like to use.

Switch accounts on mobile devices

You can also switch accounts in some Google apps on your mobile device. The steps to switch accounts vary by app.

Android: Learn how to add accounts to your device. When you use a Google app, you can choose which account is signed in.

iPhone & iPad: Learn how to sign in to your account in Google apps.

When to sign in to more than one account

We recommend that you sign in to multiple accounts only on devices that you don't share with other people.

If you use a shared device, learn about other options to securely sign in to Google.

How to tell your accounts apart

To identify which account you're signed in to:

  1. On your computer, go to a Google page, like www.google.com.
  2. On the top right, select your profile image or initial.
  3. On the menu, check the email address that's below your account name.

You can use different profile photos or Gmail themes to make your accounts look different.

Signing in to multiple accounts isn't available on all products

You can't sign in to multiple accounts on some Google products, including Blogger, AdWords, and Analytics. On products like these, you'll be signed in to your default account.

On some Google products, the way to sign in to multiple accounts is different. Learn how to switch between accounts on Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides.

Tip: If signing in to multiple accounts isn't an option, you can use Chrome profiles or incognito mode.

Sign out

When you sign out of one account, you also sign out of all your accounts on that browser:

  1. On your computer, go to a Google page, like www.google.com.
  2. On the top right, select your profile image or initial.
  3. On the menu, choose Sign out.

Accounts have separate settings

You can control your settings separately for each of your accounts. When you sign in to multiple accounts, account settings usually aren't shared between accounts. For example, your accounts might have different language settings or sign-in steps.

Sometimes settings might carry over

If you're signed in to multiple accounts at the same time, sometimes we can't tell which account you're using. For example, if you're signed in to two accounts and you open a new browser window, we aren't sure which account you want to use. In cases like these, Google might apply settings from your default account, like its Web & App Activity and Ads Personalization settings.

What a default account is

In many cases, your default account is the one you signed in with first. On mobile devices, your default account can vary depending on your device's operating system and the apps you use.

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