Email, Messaging, & Video Calls Email The Easy Way to Switch Between Gmail Accounts in Your Browser Check all your inboxes without logging out by Heinz Tschabitscher Writer A former freelance contributor who has reviewed hundreds of email programs and services since 1997. our editorial process Heinz Tschabitscher Updated on August 06, 2020 reviewed by Jon Fisher Lifewire Tech Review Board Member Jonathan Fisher is a CompTIA certified technologist with more than 6 years' experience writing for publications like TechNorms and Help Desk Geek. our review board Article reviewed on Jul 09, 2020 Jon Fisher Email Gmail Yahoo! Mail Tweet Share Email You don't have to log in and out to switch Gmail accounts, and you don't have to resort to using multiple browsers either. Learn how to switch Gmail accounts quickly and open multiple inboxes side by side. These instructions apply to the web version of Gmail. The steps are the same regardless of which browser you use. 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: Open Gmail and log in with your first Gmail username and password. Select your profile picture or name in the upper-right corner of the Gmail window, and choose Add another account in the resulting pop-up menu. Enter the second Gmail address you want to add as a linked account. Enter the password of the second account. Then, select Next. 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: Link the Gmail accounts as described above. Select your profile picture or name. In the list of linked accounts, choose the email address for your other Gmail account. The other account opens in a new browser tab. As an alternative, forward all your mail to one Gmail account and set up that account so that it sends from the other addresses.