Got Gmail Accounts Accumulated Quickly? Between work, school, and personal or spam accounts you may have created, it is perfectly reasonable to have three (or more) Google Accounts that need to be checked regularly.
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It can be annoying (not to mention the amount of time it takes) to log in and out of each of your accounts every time you want to use them. Fortunately, Google makes it easy to sign in to multiple Gmail accounts at once, and quickly switch between them on your phone and computer. Here's how you can use Google's multiple sign-in feature.
On your computer
Step 1: Navigate to Google and sign in
First, navigate to the Google home page. If you are already signed in to your first account, you can skip to the next section. If not, press the blue login button in the upper right corner of the screen. You can either select an account that you were previously signed in to and re-enter the password, or enter all relevant information for a different account. As soon as you are logged into this first account, you will be returned to the homepage.
Step 2: adding additional accounts
Once you're signed in, you should see your profile picture (or your initials if you haven't added a photo yet) in the top right corner. Click it. A drop-down menu will appear just below it. Then click on Add Another Account. Sign in to the next account and repeat this process for your other desired accounts. Press your photo again to switch between your signed-in accounts. Each additional account will now appear as an option in this menu. Right-click the option you want and select Open link in new tab from the menu that appears (or the equivalent option in your selected browser). A new tab or window will open with this account signed in.
You may find that there is now a (default) tag next to one of your accounts (like the first one you signed in with). Regardless of which account is set to Default, the account will be automatically signed in the first time you access a Google app. There is currently no easy way to change your default account once you've signed in to all of them except by signing out of all accounts and signing in with the account you want.
On your iPhone or Android phone
Step 1: Download the Gmail app and sign in
While you can add another Gmail account through the mobile website version of Gmail, you can also add Gmail accounts in the mobile app. After you've downloaded and opened the Gmail app, sign in to your first account.
Step 2: adding more accounts
For iOS devices
As Google explains, after opening the Gmail app on your iOS device, just tap the profile picture icon in the top right corner. Then select Use another account. Since you can add other email accounts from other email providers using the Gmail app, you will be prompted to select the type of account (email client) you want to add. Choose the appropriate type (most likely Google). Then follow the on-screen instructions to sign in to your second account. Once signed in, the only way to switch between email accounts should be by tapping your profile picture and then selecting the account from the menu that appears.
For Android devices
First, open your Gmail app, then tap your profile picture or icon in the top right. Then select Add Another Account from the menu that appears. Then select the type of account (AKA the email client) you want to add. For example, for Gmail accounts, the type should be Google. Then follow the instructions on your screen to log into your second account. These prompts may vary depending on the type of Android device you have.
Once logged in, you can easily switch between your accounts by simply tapping your profile picture or icon and then selecting the account you want from the menu that appears. That's it. You can now easily switch between work, school, personal and even spam accounts. Logging in and out of your account is a tedious task of the past. Google's multiple sign-in feature is well worth taking advantage of.
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