Other options for using multiple accounts

Google offers multiple sign-in which allows you to use more than one Google Account in the same browser session for a limited set of Google products. However, for other products, it isn't possible to sign in to multiple Google Accounts in the same web browser. Here's why:

  • Google uses cookies to keep you signed in to your account.
  • The Google sign-in cookie only lets you sign in with one account at a time.

We know this may be inconvenient for some of you, but below are several workarounds for using multiple accounts at the same time:

  1. Use different browsers for each of your accounts. For example: Google Chrome for your full Google Account and Mozilla Firefox for your personal Google Account. (Not sure what a web browser is? Find out.)
  2. Use Google Chrome's incognito window to sign in to your second account. Note: your history won't be saved while using this option.
  3. Use multiple profiles on Chrome. Learn more.

Kaley is on the Accounts support team and author of this help page. Please leave suggestions below on how to improve her article.

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