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7/12/18
Original Poster
Lee Cloete

Chrome Sync signs out when logging out of Gmail

Major Concern.

Why when i sign out of Gmail does it sign me out of my Google Chrome Sync as well.

This is really frustrating for people who use multiple Machines in different locations and dont want gmail open all the time?

Any thoughts or news on this ? Or is it localised to my account for some reason ?
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Tina - Community Specialist
7/13/18
Tina - Community Specialist
Hi Lee-Roy,

Welcome to the Google Chrome Help Forum.

I understand the point you are trying to make about the Chrome sync issue. This is an intended behaviour if you are using the same Google Account for your Gmail and Chrome. If yes, you'll be signed out of Chrome when you signed out of Gmail account.

Reach out if you have any more questions.

Best,
Tina

R Crook
8/19/18
R Crook
Hi Tina, I have two macbooks. One one macbook, chrome sync "pauses" when signing out of gmail. On the other macbook, it does not. To repeat, on one macbook, I can sign out of gmail and chrome will continue to sync to my account. How can I set both macbooks to maintain sync even if I sign out of gmail?
Louise Frameli
8/23/18
Louise Frameli
I have the same issue and it just started recently. I share this computer with my husband and he used to be able to sign out of my gmail to sign into his own and the Chrome account would stayed signed in (with my email) and continue to Sync. Now it keeps signing out and saying "syncing is paused - Sign in again" . I sync and save all information no matter who is using the computer.

Google user
8/24/18
Google user
I to am running into this issue starting today. Before I could remain logged in to chrome sync with my main email account, and if I went and logged out out of gmail, youtube, or any other google product, I would remain syncing in chrome. This would allow me to login to other accounts in gmail or youtube, and then just logout of them when done. But starting today doing this forces chrome sync to also logout. The benefit to being able to remained syncing in chrome (used for keeping my bookmarks and passwords synced) while still being able to stay logged out of gmail or other google account sites has been a wonderful security tool. As it now stands I am being forced to be insecure in my use of my google account sites like gmail just to keep my chrome bookmarks synced.
Jason Vaz2
8/27/18
Jason Vaz2
Same issue here. This started only a few days back. I am now forced to sign in to gmail which I'm not comfortable with to keep my bookmarks and browsing history in synch, Please fix the issue.
Jimstg
8/28/18
Jimstg
I get signed out of gmail when I closed browser. I get signed out of google when I close browser. I get signed out out of another account when I create one.
Tawal
8/31/18
Tawal
I do not want this "intended behavior." How do I turn it off, such that I can remain signed into chrome for keeping browser history and bookmarks in sync without my gmail being open all the time on my computer?
8/31/18
Original Poster
Lee Cloete
Still no fixes for this. Especially working between 3 computers , I enjoy syncing my history /bookmarks etc. But not always having to be singed into gmail.

Hope there's an update for this coming   
imbhartesh
9/1/18
imbhartesh
I have the same issue, i have 2 PC..one which Chrome is updated with latest version. I am facing the "Intended behaviour" issue in the latest updated chrome. Other pc which im using old Chrome version doesnt have this issue. I think theres something changed with the recent updates. 
Google user
9/3/18
Google user
I have the same problem.

I have my own Google account in which I sync my everything on Chrome but my company made an email address based on Gmail for companies. I always have to sign in and out and resign in again and resign out again and again and again everytime and this is VERY ANNOYİNG!

I want to keep Chrome signed in with my personal account and gmail signed in with my company's email address. Why isn't that possible anymore?
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Karl Grimm
2/13/19
Karl Grimm
FOR JIAN AND JASON, AND OTHERS WHO ONLY RECENTLY CAME TO THIS DISCUSSION:
As Chrome continues to update, the steps required to disconnect Chrome Sync from Google Login have changed.

On Chrome v71, and now Chrome v72, what is working for me are the instructions (2 steps) from Latin Travel 11/17/18.

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