Manage multiple Chrome profiles

You can have multiple people use Chrome on the same device, each with his or her own settings, bookmarks, and theme.

Add or switch people

To learn how to add another person to Chrome, choose your computer or device:

Computer

Add a new person

  1. In the top-right corner of the browser window, click the button for the current user.
    It may show that person's name, email, or an icon like this Sign in.
  2. Select Switch Person.
  3. At the bottom of the window, click Add Person.
  4. Optional: Have the new person sign in to Chrome with a Google Account. This will make his or her synced bookmarks, apps, extensions, and other browsing data available on this computer, and sync any future changes.

Switch to another person

If you have multiple people added in Chrome, you can switch between them.

  1. In the top-right corner of the browser window, click the button for the current person.
  2. Select Switch person.
  3. Click the person you want to switch to.
Chromebook Android device

Add a new person

To add another person, you’ll need to close Chrome and set up another account on your Android device. Here's how:

  1. Open your device's Settings menu .
  2. Under "Accounts," touch Add account.
  3. Touch Google.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to add an existing Google Account, or create a new one.

Switch to another person

You have the option of switching people whenever you use a Google service such as Gmail, YouTube, Google Maps, or Drive.

  1. In Chrome, go to a Google service (for example, Gmail or YouTube).
  2. In the top-left corner, touch the menu icon Chrome menu.
  3. Touch your profile picture.
  4. Touch the account you want to switch to.
iPhone or iPad

Once you've signed in to Chrome, you can add additional people and switch between them.

Add a new person

  1. Touch the Chrome menu Chrome menu.
  2. Touch Settings.
  3. At the top, touch your email address.
  4. Touch Manage Accounts > Add another account.
  5. Enter your Google account credentials.
  6. Select the newly added account.
  7. In the confirmation dialog that appears, select one of the following options:
    • Clear Data Before Syncing: Keep Chrome data for each account separate.
    • Merge Data: Merge the Chrome data from all accounts.

Switch to another person

If you have multiple people added in Chrome, you can switch between them.
  1. Touch the Chrome menu Chrome menu.
  2. Touch Settings.
  3. Touch Settings.
  4. At the top, touch your email address.
  5. Touch the person you want to switch to.

Remove a person

To learn how to remove a person from Chrome, choose your computer or device below.

Computer

When you delete a person’s profile, all his or her data will be erased from the computer. This action can't be undone.

  1. In the top-right corner of the browser window, click the button for the current person.
  2. Select Switch person.
  3. Mouse over the person you want to remove.
  4. In the top-right corner of the person’s card, click the downward arrow.
  5. Click Remove This Person.
  6. In the confirmation dialog that appears, click Remove This Person.
Chromebook Android device

To delete a person from Chrome, you’ll need to delete the account from your device. All the email, contacts, Calendar events, and other data associated with that account will no longer automatically sync with your device.

  1. Open the Settings menu on your device .
  2. Under "Accounts," touch Add account.
  3. Under "Accounts," touch Google.
  4. In the top right corner of the screen, touch the Menu icon Menu.
  5. Touch Remove account.
iPhone or iPad

Removing a person from Chrome will stop sync and disconnect that account across other Google apps and services on your device.

  1. Touch the Chrome menu Chrome menu.
  2. Touch Settings.
  3. Touch your email address.
  4. Touch Manage Accounts.
  5. Touch Manage.
  6. Touch the X next to the account you want to sign out of. (If there's only one account, touch Remove.)
  7. Touch Remove.

Going forward, any new data or changes you make on your mobile device will not be synced.

Change a name or picture

You can change the name and picture for any person added to Chrome on a computer.

Edit a name

  1. In the top-right corner of the browser window, click the button for the current person.
  2. Click the name under the photo and type a new one.

Change a picture

  1. In the top-right corner of the browser window, click the button for the current person.
  2. Hover over the picture and click the camera icon that appears.
  3. In the “Edit” dialog, you can choose a new picture.
  4. Click Save.