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Share Chrome with others or add a profile

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

If you have bookmarks, extensions and settings for different accounts, such as work and personal, you can use Chrome profiles to keep them separate.

What others can see when you share Chrome

Anyone using Chrome can switch to any other Chrome profile added to 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 profile

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click the button with your name or People People.
  3. Click Manage people.
  4. Click Add person.
  5. Choose a photo and a name.
  6. Click Save A new window will open and ask you to sign in.
  7. 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 to another person or profile

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top-right, click the button with your name.
  3. Choose the person or profile to which you want to switch.

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

Change a name or photo

Edit a name
  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. Switch to the profile you want to edit:
    1. At the top-right, click the button with your name.
    2. Choose the person or profile to which you want to switch.
  3. At the top-right, click the button with your name.
  4. At the top, click the name.
  5. Enter a new name.
  6. Click Save
Change a photo
  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. Switch to the profile that you want to edit:
    1. At the top right, click the button with your name.
    2. Choose the person or profile to which you want to switch.
  3. At the top-right, click the button with your name.
  4. At the top of the panel, click your name.
  5. Choose a new photo.
  6. Click Save

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