Manage Google Accounts on your Chromebook

You can control your Google Accounts and set third-party app permissions on your Chromebook.

Add your additional accounts to your Chromebook

If you have multiple Google Accounts that you want to use at the same time, you can add them to your Chromebook. When you add an account, you can use it with websites and Android apps.

  1. At the bottom right, select the time.
  2. Select Settings Settings.
  3. In the "People" section, select Google Accounts.
  4. Select Add account.
  5. Enter the Google Account email address and password, then select Next.
  6. Follow the on-screen steps.

Tip: You can also let other people sign in to your Chromebook using their Google Account. Learn how to add a person to your Chromebook.

Remove an account from your Chromebook

If you no longer use a Google Account regularly on your Chromebook, you can remove the account.

  1. At the bottom right, select the time.
  2. Select Settings Settings.
  3. In the "People" section, select Google Accounts.
  4. Next to the account name, select More More.
  5. Select Remove this account.

Important: When you remove an account, it’s only removed from the Chromebook. You will be signed out of any apps and websites from that account on your Chromebook. The Google Account itself, including its data and settings, will still exist.

Update your Google Accounts

If you’re updating to Chrome OS version 76 and up, you can update your existing Google Accounts on your Chromebook so that you can use them across websites and Android apps.

  1. At the bottom right, select the time.
  2. Select Settings Settings.
  3. In the “People” section, select Google Accounts.
  4. Next to the account, select Update account.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions.

What account info is shared with Android apps, Chrome extensions, and websites

If you’re using Android apps, Chrome extensions, or websites, they may have access to your Google Account. 

When you add a Google Account to your Chromebook:

  • Android apps: Your email and contacts are shared with Android apps that have the “contacts” permission.
  • Chrome extensions: Your info is not shared unless you grant permission when the extension is asking to access a specific account.
  • Websites: Your info is not shared unless you use a website with a “Sign in with Google” box. You’ll get to choose which Google Account to use and then a list of permissions requested by the website. You can opt out of any of these steps.

Check which Android apps have access to your contacts

Apps, extensions, and websites in Chrome and Google Play may use your Google Accounts to personalize your experience, depending on permissions. 

Important: If you have given an app access to your contacts, that app is able to see contacts from all your signed in Google Accounts.

To check which Android apps have access to your contacts:

  1. At the bottom right, select the time.
  2. Select Settings Settings.
  3. In the "Google Play Store" section, select Google Play Store.
  4. Select Manage Android preferences and then  Apps & notifications
  5. Open App permissions and then Contacts.
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