How sign-in works in Chrome with your Google Account

How sign in works with your Google Account

You can sign in to Chrome with your Google Account in different ways, such as when you use Chrome for the first time or at any later point through Chrome settings. On your computer, you can also sign in to Chrome through a Google web service such as Gmail. Once you have signed in to Chrome on your computer, Android or iOS device, you will be signed in to other Google web services too.

If you choose to sign in to Chrome, you can save and use bookmarks, passwords and other Chrome data in your Google Account. This allows you to use your Chrome data on all devices where you are signed in. If you don't sign in, you can still save your bookmarks, passwords and more, but they are only saved to your device.

If you are signed in to Chrome and want to sync your tabs and Chrome history, you can turn this on in Chrome settings.

When 'Web & App Activity' is enabled for your account, which includes the subsetting for Chrome, any Chrome history saved to your Google Account may be used to help personalise your experience across Google products and services. This includes faster searches and helpful content recommendations. You can manage your activity in My Google activity.

When you browse in Chrome Incognito mode, you can't sign in to Chrome. You can still sign in to Google web services.

How we protect your data

You can choose to encrypt certain data with your own passphrase, so Google cannot read this data. Information sent to Google is encrypted in transit. It's used and protected in accordance with the Google Privacy Policy.

You're in control

You can manage your data from Chrome and control how it is used at any time.

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