Share Chrome with others

With profiles, you can keep all your Chrome info separate, like bookmarks, history, passwords and other settings.

Profiles are ideal for:

  • Sharing a computer with multiple people.
  • Keeping your different accounts, like work and personal, separate.

What others can see when you share Chrome

Only share your device with people that you trust. If someone has your device, they can switch to any other Chrome profile on it. If they open your Chrome profile, they can see info like the websites you have visited.

Add a new profile

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click Profile Profile.
  3. Click Add.
  4. If you choose to sync to your Google Account, your profile name will automatically be your Account name.
  5. Choose a name, photo and colour scheme. 

If you choose to turn sync on in Chrome with a Google Account for the new profile, your bookmarks, history, passwords and other settings will sync automatically. 

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

Switch to another profile

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click Profile Profile.
  3. Choose the profile that you want to switch to.

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

Change a name, photo or colour

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click Profile Profile
  3. Next to 'Other profiles', select Manage profiles Manage people
  4. At the top right of the profile that you want to edit, click More More and then Edit.
  5. Enter a new name or choose a new photo or colour theme. Changes are saved automatically.

Remove a profile

After you remove a profile from Chrome, the profile's bookmarks, history, passwords and other settings are erased from the computer.

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click Profile Profile.
  3. Select Manage profiles Manage people.
  4. Point to the profile that you want to remove.
  5. At the top right of the profile, click More More and then Delete.
  6. To confirm, click Delete.

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