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Use Multiple Google Accounts Simultaneously in One Browser With Google Chrome

By Chris V. Thangham     Sep 8, 2008 in Internet
Do you want to use multiple Google accounts in one browser? Using Google's new Web browser called Chrome, you are now able to access two different Google accounts using a single browser.

How to Open Chrome Browser in Incognito Mode.
Many users have multiple Gmail and Google Apps accounts, and because of the way most Web browsers work, you cannot log in to more than one at a time (you have to log out from one to access another). But with Google Chrome, you can access up to two Google accounts in the same browser simultaneously, without logging out from any of them.
Google Chrome has an “incognito” mode feature, where you can browse safely. This feature will prevent the browser from storing any of your browsing session information or cookies. By opening one of your accounts in a regular tab in Google Chrome, and another in Incognito mode, the information from both accounts are kept separate and will not interfere with each other.
To open multiple Google accounts, follow these steps:
1.) Open the Google Chrome browser.
2.) Log on to one of your Google accounts in one of the tabs.
3.) To open another window, press “Ctrl+Shift+N”, which will open an “Incognito” window, where you can log on to another Google account.
Google explains this process as follows:
"Webpages that you open and files downloaded while you are incognito won't be logged in your browsing and download histories; all new cookies are deleted after you close the incognito window. You can browse normally and in incognito mode at the same time by using separate windows."
When you close the Incognito window all the cookies are deleted from the browser. To access your account again, you have to log in once more. The only limitation with this process is the fact you can open only two accounts at a time, which is not horrible.
I currently do this using the Firefox Web browser, but there's a trick to get it to work; I open a Google account in one tab and open another Google account with an “IE View” tab, which opens the page in Internet Explorer mode and thus keep both accounts separate.
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