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Sign in multiple people at the same time

If your Chromebook has more than one account added, you can easily switch between them without having to sign out of one and sign in to another. You can even move windows between people.

Sign in another person

Before you can sign in another person, be sure you've added the second person to your Chromebook. Then follow these steps:

  1. Sign in to your account.
  2. Click your account photo.
  3. Click your Google account email.
  4. Click Sign in another user.
  5. You'll see a reminder to use the feature only with people you trust. Click OK.
  6. Pick a person, then enter their password. You can add up to 7 users.

Note: If you're using your Chromebook at work or school, you might not be able to pick from all available people.

Switch between accounts you're signed in to

After you've added multiple people, you can switch between them:

  1. Sign in to your account.
  2. Click your account photo.
  3. Click the person you'd like to switch to.

All active people share some settings, such as networks. Other settings, like profile pictures and bookmarks, are specific to each person.

Move windows between people

You can move windows between the accounts that are signed in:

  1. Make sure you're signed in to two accounts at the same time.
  2. At the top of the window you want to move, right-click. Don’t click a tab.
  3. Click Move window to
  4. Select the account where you’d like to move the window.

Note: When you move windows between people, some windows and boxes may be split between desktops.

Sign out of an account

If you're signed in to multiple accounts on your Chromebook, you can't sign out one by one. You'll need to sign out of all accounts at the same time.

  1. Click your account photo.
  2. Click your Google account email.
  3. Click Sign out all.

Note: If you’re a Chromebook administrator at your organization, you can manage multiple sign-in access.

Mel is a Chromebook expert and author of this help page. Help her improve this article by leaving feedback below.

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