After a few days of heavily-talked rumors, we’ve finally gotten confirmation on Google’s multiple-account sign ins. According to the Gmail Blog, everyone should now be able to activate multiple accounts by heading to your Google Accounts page.
1) Not all Google services support multiple account sign-in yet. For the services that don’t support it (like Blogger and Picasa Web Albums), you’ll be defaulted to the first account you signed in with during that browser session. So if you click a link from Gmail to Blogger, for example, you’ll be logged into Blogger with the first account you signed in with, even if you clicked the link to Blogger from your second Gmail account.
2) We’re still working on making Gmail and Calendar work offline with multiple sign-in. If you rely on offline access, you probably don’t want to enable this feature quite yet.
3) Multiple account sign-in only works on desktop browsers for now, so if you use Gmail on your phone’s browser you won’t see this option yet.
Since Google Apps customers can already sign in to their accounts at the same time as their personal Google Accounts, we won’t be adding this new feature to Google Apps until the new infrastructure is in place.
Not sure what you’re looking for? Here’s the example:
This post is part of our contributor series. The views expressed are the author's own and not necessarily shared by TNW.