I have 3 Google accounts - a personal account, a work account, and an NGO account I rarely use.

When I open a Google service (like photos.google.com), it opens it using my work account, even though I have both private and work Inbox tabs open.

Is there a way to let a Google Service know what is my default account to be used with it?

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    If you use Google Chrome, you could always use different browser profiles. Each browser profile is linked to one Google Account, so when going to Google services, you will automatically be logged in with the correct account, if you use the correct browser window. – Vidar S. Ramdal Apr 25 '16 at 9:16
  • Always first open your default account, than you can open your other accounts by clicking add another account – Charlie Apr 25 '16 at 9:23
  • @Charlie So, the first Google tab opened in Chrome sets the default? – Adam Matan Apr 25 '16 at 11:28
  • @VidarS.Ramdal Each profile is associated with a different Chrome window? – Adam Matan Apr 25 '16 at 11:29
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    Yes (but you can have more than one window for each profile). See support.google.com/chrome/answer/… – Vidar S. Ramdal Apr 25 '16 at 12:07

Always, first open your default account, than you can open your other accounts by clicking add another account.

  1. First open you account with credentials which you want to make default account for current browser.
  2. Now, Click your profile photo or email address at the top-right corner of the page.
  3. Click Add account from the drop-down menu.
  4. Enter the username and password for another account you want to access, and click Sign in.

Now the first account you logged in is your default account.

  • @AdamMatan, Its done – Charlie Apr 26 '16 at 10:10
  • The first account remains default throughout. Is there a way to have work account as default for Gmail & Drive but personal account as default for Google News/Maps/YouTube? – rahul286 Sep 7 '18 at 5:12

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