The Easy Way to Switch Between Gmail Accounts in Your Browser

Try this easy way to switch between Gmail accounts

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Do you have more Gmail accounts than browsers you want to keep running?

You don't have to log in and out to switch Gmail accounts, and you don't have to resort to multiple browsers, browser versions, and insulated browser installations either. Gmail lets you open multiple Gmail accounts side by side.

First, you need to link your Gmail accounts. After they are linked, you can quickly switch between them.

Link Your Gmail Accounts

To link two or more Gmail accounts:

  • Open Gmail with the first username.
  • Click your picture, name, or email address in the top right corner of Gmail.
  • Click the Add account button.
  • Type the Gmail address you want to add for multiple sign-in in the field provided.
  • Type that account's password in the password field.
  • Click Sign in.
  • Repeat the process with any additional Gmail accounts.

To unlink Gmail accounts, log out of either of the connected accounts.

Switch Fast Between Multiple Gmail Accounts

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

  • Make sure all Gmail accounts you want to use concurrently are linked. 
  • Click your picture, name, or the current account's email address in the top Gmail navigation bar's right corner.
  • Select one of the email addresses from the menu that comes up.

As an alternative, you can also forward all mail to one Gmail account and set that account up to let you send from all other addresses.