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Google Chrome's User Switch

I was recently shown the user switcher in Google's Chrome Browser. This feature allows you to have multiple browsers open under different google accounts. We happen to use google for our company accounts and so I now have one browser opened with my work account, and another with my personal one. This allows to keep work and personal stuff separated - which is fantastic!

Setup

For those who don't already know about this, you can setup multiple accounts by doing the following:

  • Go into the browser's settings and click "Show advanced settings..."
  • Under "Users" click the button "Add new user..."
  • Enter your credentials

You should now see a profile on the top right of the browser with the active user for that browser instance. To open a new browser under your other accounts, simply click on the user and select the account you'd like to switch to.

Switching Active Users