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Does Chromebook (ChromeOS) allow for multiple people to sign in at the same time?

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Sign in multiple people at the same time

If you've added more than one Google Account to your Chromebook, you can:

  • Switch between accounts without signing out and back in
  • Move windows between accounts

Sign in another person

Before you can sign in another person, be sure you've added the second person to your Chromebook. Then follow these steps:

  1. Sign in to your Google Account.
  2. At the bottom right, select the time.
  3. Select your Google Account email.
  4. Select Sign in another user.
  5. You'll see a reminder to use the feature only with people you trust. Select OK.
  6. Pick a person, then enter their password. You can add up to 7 users.

Note: If you're using your Chromebook at work or school, you might not be able to pick from all available users.

Switch between accounts you're signed in to

After you've added multiple people, you can switch between them:

  1. Sign in to your Google Account.
  2. At the bottom right, select the time.
  3. Select the person you'd like to switch to.

All active people share some settings, such as networks. Other settings, like profile pictures and bookmarks, are specific to each person.

Note: The Google Play Store and any downloaded Android apps are only available for the account that signed in first. To use them with a different account, sign out of all your accounts and sign in with the account you want to use.

Move windows between people

You can move windows between the Google Accounts that are signed in:

  1. Make sure you're signed in to two accounts at the same time.
  2. At the top of the window you want to move, right-click. Don’t select a tab.
  3. Select Move window to.
  4. Select the account where you’d like to move the window.

Sign out of an account

If you're signed in to multiple Google Accounts on your Chromebook, you can't sign out one by one. You'll need to sign out of all accounts at the same time.

  1. At the bottom right, select the time.
  2. Select Sign out all.

Note: If you’re a Chromebook administrator at your organization, you can manage multiple sign-in access.


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