For the longest time, I’ve wanted to be able to log into multiple GMail accounts using the same web browser. Since GMail is my primary email, and I use it for one of my consulting jobs, it was always a pain to have to log out of one account to get into another.
Sure, I could have used two browsers, bobbing back and forth between the two, but that would have been a huge resource waste. Plus, when a person makes up their mind that something should work a certain way, they kind of want it that way! That was the case with me anyways.
Long story short, Google has finally implemented support for multiple account logins, and a small dream of mine has come true. Setting this up is relatively easy.
After logging into your primary account, click on Settings in upper right corner. Then click on the Accounts and Import label in the Settings tab.
Next scroll down the list of options until the Change Account Settings label appears. You will need to choose the Google Account Settings option.
You’ll then want to enable the option to use multiple accounts. Google will cautiously warn you that there are limitations. They even go to the extent of making you check the boxes beside several of the disclaimers they provide. Read them and click if you agree to live with the functionality sacrificed by using multiple accounts.
At this point, if you click on the arrow beside your email address in the upper right corner, you will be provided with an option to sign into a second account. Clicking it opens in a new tab of Firefox for me. This may vary depending upon your current browser’s configuration options.
And there you have it – multiple GMail logins while using the same browser. Just one more way you can make that thing called the internet work for you.