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This article was published on December 13, 2011

Google Chrome gets personal with sign in support for multiple users

Google Chrome gets personal with sign in support for multiple users
Drew Olanoff
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If you’ve ever used someone else’s computer, you know how frustrating it can be to not have all of your bookmarks and information to surf the web with. Equally frustrating is setting up a new computer and forgetting to export all of those bookmarks and settings.

Google Chrome has changed all of that with its latest update. The browser now supports multiple user sign in, which will bring along all of your bookmarks, apps, extensions, history, and other settings.

It’s magic!

When you start-up the latest version of Chrome, simply click the wrench icon in the top right hand side of the browser, and you’ll be presented with the option to sign in.

Your information is tied to your Google account, so make sure you’ve signed into Chrome properly so that everything is stored and can be ported to another device.

This is also very helpful if you have multiple people using one computer in your home. It’s not meant to be a security feature, but more of a personalization one.

Check out the video below from the Chrome team, explaining the new sign in process:

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