Managing People on Chrome Accounts in Windows

Issue

Users in campus offices frequently need to access the "department" Google (email) account as well as their own manhattan.edu account and possibly even their own personal gmail.com account.

Google Chrome contains a feature that allows you to add another Person. This "Person" acts as another account on Chrome. It is able to separate data between Persons, making it easier to utilize different Google accounts without conflict.

This would also be a solution for people who are getting Single Sign On (SSO) issues when accessing Self-Service or Banner since their "department" account does not have Banner/SSB access (they need to use their own account).

Environment

This feature is accessible on Google Chrome for Windows.

Resolution

Add a person or profile

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, select your person icon. This will normally be a picture of a person such as the following icon: person icon in chrome

image depicting how to select the person button to manage account in chrome

  1. Click Add person.

image depicting how to add new person on chrome

  1. Choose a photo and a name.
  2. Click Save. A new window will open and ask you to sign in.
  3. Sign in to Chrome with a Google Account for the new profile. Their bookmarks, history, passwords, and other settings will automatically sync.

 

Switch to another person or profile

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, select the person button.
  3. Choose the person or profile you want to switch to.

 

Change a name or photo

Edit a Name

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. Switch to the profile you want to edit:
    • At the top right, select the person button.
    • Choose the person or profile you want to switch to.
  3. At the top right, select the button with your name.
  4. At the top, select the name.
  5. Enter a new name.
  6. Select Save.

Edit a Photo

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. Switch to the profile you want to edit:
    • At the top right, select the person button.
    • Choose the person or profile you want to switch to.
  3. At the top right, select the person button.
  4. At the top of the panel, select your person.
  5. Choose a new photo.
  6. Select Save.

Use this link for more information: Share Chrome with others or add a profile

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Article ID: 34395
Created
Wed 7/26/17 3:16 PM
Modified
Mon 1/27/20 1:30 PM