Chrome OS to Support Multiple Google Accounts Per User Profile

It took me a while to come up with that title. I am not 100% satisfied with this title either. Anyways, let me tell you what’s going on in the latest version of Canary, downloaded fresh 15 minutes ago.

You can now add more than one Google account per user. I am not talking about adding a new user to your Chromebook. I am talking about adding a new Google account within your existing Chrome OS user account.

For example, I have logged into my Chromebook using my primary Google account. I can now add a new account, let’s say, the email address that I use for my blog’s analytics etc.

This is (surprise!) similar to what we have on Android. On your Android phone, you can add multiple user accounts within a single profile. When you install or configure a new app, you will see these accounts to select from. Also, on apps like Gmail, you will be able to switch between these accounts and access emails.

Multiple Accounts on Chrome OS

I noticed this addition in the latest version of Chrome OS downloaded today. There is a new option called “Google Accounts under the “People” section of Settings.

I could add a second Google account to my Chromebook using this option. However, even after multiple reboots, I could not get to use this in any apps. I tried installing Gmail and Inbox apps, but no luck.

This is Canary channel that we are talking about and things are truly “bleeding edge” here. So, it might take a while before it starts working as expected.

I will keep you all posted.

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