Share Chrome with other people

Multiple people can use Chrome on the same device, each with his or her own settings, bookmarks and themes.

We recommend only sharing your device with people that you trust, as any user on a shared device may switch into or view other Chrome profiles and see information, such as browsing history and websites that you haven’t logged out of.

Add a person

Computer
  1. Sign in to Chrome.
  2. 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.
  3. Click Switch Person.
  4. At the bottom of the window, click Add Person. If the new person signs in to Chrome with a Google account, he or she will see synced bookmarks, apps, extensions and other browsing data on the computer and will be able to sync any future changes.
Chromebook

You can share your Chromebook with other people by adding them as users.

Android device

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

iPhone or iPad
  1. Sign in to Chrome.
  2. Touch the Chrome menu Chrome menu.
  3. Touch Settings.
  4. At the top, touch your email address.
  5. Touch Manage Accounts > Add another account.
  6. Enter your Google account information.
  7. Select the newly added account.
  8. In the confirmation dialogue that appears, select one of the following options:
    • Clear Data Before Syncing to keep Chrome data for each account separate.
    • Merge Data to merge the Chrome data from all accounts.

Switch between people

Computer
  1. Sign in to Chrome.
  2. In the top-right corner of the browser window, click the button for the current person.
  3. Click Switch person and choose the person that you want to switch to.
Chromebook

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

Android device

You can switch between people and accounts on your Android device whenever you use a Google service such as Gmail, YouTube, Google Maps or Drive.

iPhone or iPad
  1. Sign in to Chrome.
  2. Touch the Chrome menu Chrome menu.
  3. Touch Settings.
  4. At the top, touch your email address.
  5. Touch the person that you want to switch to.

Remove a person

Computer
  1. In the top-right corner of the browser window, click the button for the current person.
  2. Click Switch person.
  3. Mouse over the person that 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 dialogue that appears, click the Remove This Person button.

Note: When you delete a person’s profile, all of his or her data will be permanently deleted from the computer.

Chromebook Android device

To delete a person from Chrome, you’ll need to delete the account from your Android device.

When you delete an account from a device, all of the email, contacts, Calendar events and other data associated with that account will no longer automatically sync with that device.

iPhone or iPad
  1. Touch the Chrome menu Chrome menu.
  2. Touch Settings.
  3. Touch your email address.
  4. Touch Manage Accounts > Manage.
  5. Touch the X next to the account that you want to sign out of, then touch Remove. If there's only one account, touch Remove.

Note: Removing a person from Chrome will remove that account across other Google apps and services on your device. Any new data or changes that you make on your mobile device will not be synced.

Control what other people see online

If you want to control what other people are able to browse on the web, you can set up a supervised user account. This may be a good idea, for example, if you have children who share your computer.

To keep your Chrome settings, bookmarks, browsing history and information private from supervised users, you can stay signed in and lock your browsing session profile.

Change a name or picture on your 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 camera icon that appears.
  3. In the “Edit” dialogue, you can choose a new picture.
  4. Click Save.