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Share Chrome with others or add personas

You can have multiple people use Chrome on the same device, each with their own settings, bookmarks, and themes.

If you have multiple personas you want to keep separate (for example, a "work persona" and a "personal persona"), you can also use Chrome profiles to keep separate bookmarks, extensions, and settings for your personas.

What others can see when you share Chrome

Anyone using Chrome can switch to any other Chrome profile that's signed in on that device. For example, if someone switches to your Chrome profile, they'll be able to see websites you visited. That’s why we recommend only sharing your device with people you trust.

Add a person or persona

  1. Open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click the button with your name or People People.
  3. Click Switch person.
  4. Click Add person.
  5. Choose a photo and a name.
  6. Sign in to Chrome with a Google Account for the new profile. Their bookmarks, history, passwords, and other settings will automatically sync.

Using a Chromebook? You can share your Chromebook with other people by adding them to your Chromebook.

Switch profiles

  1. Open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, right-click the button with your name or email.
  3. Choose the person you want to switch to.

Using a Chromebook? You can use multiple accounts at the same time on your Chromebook.

Change a name or photo

Edit a name
  1. Open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click the button with your name or People People.
  3. Point to your name, then click Edit Edit.
  4. Enter a new name.
Change a photo
  1. Open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click the button with your name or People People.
  3. Point to your photo, then click Edit photo Edit photo.
  4. Choose a new photo.
  5. Click Save.

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