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Open Multiple Gmail accounts in same browser

gmail-logoMany users have one or more Gmail accounts for different purposes. Most use one Gmail account for orkut and other for checking mails. So now if you want to use both accounts simultaneously, you have to open two separate browsers for the same or keep logging in and out from time to time. This can be really hectic if you are sharing your pc with your spouse, friend, roommate, etc. Well, not anymore, Gmail now allows you to sign in multiple accounts in the same browser with couple of clicks.

This feature was added few months ago but still many users unaware of it. Follow these steps and start multi-account browsing without logging in and out.

1. sign into you Gmail account and go to the “Gmail account settings” on top right of the page.

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2. On the settings page, Under Personal Settings > Multiple sign-in, Click Edit. 

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3. Now, at the multiple sessions page check the radio button which says “On – Use multiple Google Accounts in the same web browser” and Click the Save button.

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4. You will get a message: Your account information has been updated and saved. and you are done.

Start using two or more accounts on same browser, Select your desired account by clicking the arrow next to your address on top right of your page.

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This new feature works with Google Calendar, Google Reader, Google Voice, Google Finance, Google Sites, Google Code and Gmail. Offline Mail and Offline Calendar will be disabled and you may lose any unsent mail.

UPDATE: Lately Google made some changes in interface and added a navigation bar on top, so you won’t see the Blue Down Arrow as in Step 4. Now you have to click the “Switch Account” button for the same.

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After entering additional account’s credentials the  account switching options will look like this.switch-accounts

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Vikram is a Digital Media Strategy Consultant who helps small business owners grow their
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  • hey dude the post is nice but how to add multiple accounts to the same mail id like you have done i have three gmail ids but unable to trace out how to associate them with each other my mail id only shows one email address at a time not two like those visible in your posted pic…can you please tell me how to do it….

    • See Step 2, You have to enable multiple id login option, then you will be able to login more than one ids in same browser. Just follow the images and read everything again.

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  • I think the procedure now is different and you should update your post the multiple sign in option is not available in the settings option now its now in the My Account Option which is Next to Setting Option now i have already enabled the multiple login feature on all my three gmail ids but still i am clueless how to do the multiple login when i am logged in with a single gmail account can you please update the post with new pic.

  • Vikram as told by you in the Step 4 i am not getting any arrow next to my address on the top right of the page so how could i set this thing up to enable multiple logins.

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        • The floating bar on left with social sharing options is the WordPress plugin called ‘ShareBar’ alternately you may try ‘DiggDigg’ plugin.

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