The Easy Way to Switch Between Gmail Accounts in Your Browser

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What to Know

  • To link accounts, log in to Gmail, select your profile icon > Add another account and enter the second Gmail address and password.
  • To switch between accounts, select your profile icon and choose the other Gmail account.

This article explains how to switch Gmail accounts in any web browser. First, you must know how to link your Gmail accounts.

How to Link Your Gmail Accounts

You must first link your Gmail accounts to toggle between each account and access accounts at the same time:

  1. In the upper-right corner of Gmail, select your profile icon and choose Add another account in the pop-up menu.

    Gmail with the Add another account button highlighted
  2. Enter the second Gmail address you want to add as a linked account and select Next.

  3. Enter the password of the second account. Then, select Next.

    The Google sign-in screen with the Next button highlighted
  4. Repeat this process to add additional Gmail accounts.

Switch Between Multiple Gmail Accounts Fast

To switch between two or more Gmail accounts, or to open the accounts side by side in browser tabs:

  1. Link the Gmail accounts as described above.

  2. Select your profile picture or name. In the list of linked accounts, choose the email address for your other Gmail account.

    Gmail with a second account highlighted
  3. The other account opens in a new browser tab.

    Gmail browser tabs with a different Google account in each

As an alternative, forward all your mail to one Gmail account and set up the account so that it sends from the other addresses.

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