How to Manage Multiple Gmail Accounts on the Same PC/Browser?

I used to be able to access my primary Gmail account, as well as two Google Apps accounts concurrently in the same browser as separate tabs. Now, I can't do this anymore.

Is there any workaround other than using multiple browsers?

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Go to account settings (it's in the top right corner of Gmail, accessible from the drop down menu), and turn on "Multiple sign-in". You might need to do this for every account.

  • I saw this. Even you do this, you still have to switch among multiple accounts and won't be able to access them concurrently, right?
    – grokus
    Commented Jun 8, 2011 at 19:04
  • I have my [email protected] email open in one tab, and multiple [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] (which use Google apps) in other tabs, all concurrently. If you have multiple @gmail.com accounts, it may not work.
    – Matt
    Commented Jun 8, 2011 at 19:13
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    After more testing I realized that this actually works.
    – grokus
    Commented Jun 8, 2011 at 19:22

When I need multiple accounts open simultaneously I generally open an Incognito window in Chrome. I don't know if it's possible to do three accounts at once as I only have 2 (work+personal).


The easiest work around is probably to use private mode browsing. I am not sure if you can do three accounts at one time though.

An alternative could be to just have the other accounts forward to your main accounts.


Once you allow "Multiple sign-in" you will have a "Switch account" entry in the menu that opens under the email address in the top right corner (with Account settings etc). Through this option you can simultaneously access other Gmail accounts (for which you also enabled multiple sign-ins) either as delegated or by signing in to another account. See Enabling multiple sign-in on Google Accounts Help.

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