Sign in or add users to your Chromebook

Use a Google Account to sign in to your Chromebook and access all of Google's web services (for example, Gmail or Google Drive) with a single username and password.

Sign in

To sign in to a Chromebook:

  1. Click Add user on the lower-left corner of the screen.
  2. Enter the Google Account email address and password.
  3. Choose a picture. You can update your picture after you've signed in.
    • The sign in screen can show 18 users.

After you sign in to the Chromebook, you’ll be automatically signed in to other Google services you use. If you don’t have an account, you can browse as a guest.

If you're borrowing a friend’s Chromebook and you see the message, "Sorry, you don’t have permission to sign in,” your friend may have to add your account.

If you’re having trouble signing in, use the sign-in troubleshooter.

Using your Chromebook at work or school? You might only be able to sign in with your work account and not with other accounts (for example, your personal Gmail account). Learn about using a managed Chromebook.

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