Remove an account from a Chromebook

If someone no longer uses your Chromebook regularly, you can remove their account. Here’s how:

  1. On the sign-in screen, click the profile that you want to remove.
  2. In the upper-right corner of the profile picture, click the Down arrow Down Arrow.
  3. Click Remove this person.
  4. In the box that appears, click Remove this user.

When you remove an account, it’s only removed from the Chromebook. The Google account itself, including its data and settings, will still exist.

Fix problems removing accounts

I don’t see the option "Remove this person"

You might be using a Chromebook that’s managed by an administrator, such as at work or school. To get help removing accounts, contact your administrator.

I want to remove the owner account

The first Google account that is used to sign into a Chromebook usually becomes the owner account.

To remove the owner account, you'll need to erase everything on your Chromebook. Find out how

An account was removed automatically

If your Chromebook is running low on space, the profile that has been inactive the longest will be removed from your Chromebook automatically.

If this happens, the Google account itself, and any data and settings synced with the account, will still exist. However, any items that this person saved to your Chromebook, such as downloaded files, will be deleted.

If a profile gets removed from your Chromebook, you can add that profile again. However, the files that were downloaded by that account won’t be restored.

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