Gmail Sign In and using Multiple Accounts in same Browser

Gmail is now one of the most popular web email service from Google with millions of users. Google has been adding more and more features and also Gmail is getting more and more popular as one of the better webmail provider and it uses the Google accounts login. To sign in or login to Gmail, you can visit their login page, but if you own multiple Google Accounts, then when you switch between Google Services, you need to login and log out. This article shows you how to login to Google using multiple accounts.

Update for this article: 

To sign in or login to Gmail, you can visit, http://mail.google.com and this the most secure way to access Gmail. You can also use Gmail app on Android or iOS to access your email accounts.

There is a newer method by Google to Sign into multiple accounts and this feature is called Multiple Sign In. Multiple Sign in as the name suggests, Google allows users to sign into multiple accounts at the same time from a single browser and you can easily switch between the accounts without having to log out and login back.



Tip: Secure your Google account – Advanced sign-in security:

If you want more security for your account, you can enable two step verification for your Gmail account. Once you have set two step verification, you will need to enter a code which you receive in your mobile phone along with your regular password. More details on two step verifcation and how to configure it can be found here. It is recommended that you enable the security feature for your account.
To enable multiple sign in, open Google service like Gmail, login and then click on the account picture on the top right corner of the browser. From there you can an option to add a new account (see image below).

add a new account

In the next step, you can see option to Sign in to second account. Once you have logged in to second account, you can see the new account listed under the account settings. Similarly, you can add multiple accounts using the same process. When you want to switch account, simply select the account from the list (see image below).

Multiple accounts

Here is a video of the process;

The advantage of using this feature is that if you have enabled multiple sign in, then you can bookmark the URLs of each of the accounts and quickly log in to your added Gmail accounts easily. Another important feature of multiple sign in is that Google apps accounts are also supported, this means, you can sign into your domain email account and your regular email account in one browser.

This is pretty useful feature if you have multiple Google accounts. Multiple Sign in is supported on the following Google services.

  • Alerts
  • Calendar
  • Code
  • Docs (Google Apps accounts only)
  • Finance
  • Gmail
  • Google+
  • Google Moderator
  • Groups
  • iGoogle
  • Maps
  • News
  • Profiles
  • Reader
  • Sites
  • Voice
  • Web Search
  • YouTube

If you choose to sign out of any account while using multiple sign-in, you will be signed out of all your accounts. To resume using multiple sign-in, you need to repeat the step above once again.

—– Outdated method (please use the one mentioned above)—- 

With a simple Greasemonkey script you can easily switch Google accounts, without having to login and logout each time. Once you have installed the Greasemonkey add-on for Firefox, install the user script.

Switch accounts

Next time when you login to Gmail or any Google account, you can see a drop down on the extreme right where you can add new accounts. When you want to switch account, select the account from the drop down list and this script will automatically switch accounts without having to login and log out.

Script has been tested and works in:

  • GMail
  • Google Apps
  • Google search pages
  • iGoogle
  • Picasa Web Albums
  • Google Docs and Spreadsheets
  • Google Reader
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Google History
  • Google Notebook
  • Google Webmaster Tools

Install User Script (please use the method mentioned in the first section)

Comments 274

  1. Sriram says:

    Awesome. Very useful. Thanks for this.

  2. NavaPavan says:

    Its nice to read this. Thanks for sharing. Will test the script

  3. wtf says:

    doenst work here

  4. wtf says:

    yes. always got an “redirection error” (endless loop)

  5. Carolyn Engels says:

    I signed up with Gmail and I cannot access it. My address is carolyn.engels2@gmail.com. I sent an email to myself from my yahoo account and it apparently made it since I didn’t get a failure notice. However, I can’t sign in to Gmail. Can’t even get to the login page. It’s so annoying. What am I doing wrong. Please correspond via my yahoo account.
    Thanks

  6. TomV Victory says:

    I agree with Carolyn, I want in to my E-mail, and I can’t get to it either. I need it to confirm a registeration of another site program, and I can’t get to my mail.

  7. annetta says:

    this gmil site sucks’ cant get into my E-MAIL For 3months .someone please tell me what i can do or give me a name of a good e-mail address.new at this ,

  8. thompson says:

    this sucks l have tried to get in to my email but l can`t

    • michelle zhao says:

      me to! it was hard to get in my crappy e mail.it id not work out so good

  9. Anne says:

    I can’t get into my e-mail. It was fine up until yesterday, but what is wrong now? I see lots of other complaints about this problem, but no answers to it. What can I do?

  10. Name (required) says:

    Im luckyfrancis@gmail.com and I cant access my account email

  11. nek says:

    I can`t get into my email. It was fine a week ago but what is wrong now? Can you help to bring me online?

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  13. Janet says:

    I would just like to join or whatever I have to do to have easy access to this page daily or eveery other day. Hope u can help me! Thanx, Janet.

    • philani says:

      i always have a problem in signing in and i do not know what is wrong with this mail cause it helps me a lot.

  14. Michele says:

    I, like the others here have had multiple people email my gmail account, and I cannot retrieve them. Anybody ever get an answer??

  15. shashi kumar says:

    i need information how place an image in face book

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  16. vikram kumar barnwal says:

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  17. sandeep says:

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  18. mariscella wambui says:

    i can’t access my email & i would like to read my mails.pls help, you are inconviniencing me very much.

  19. Assina Decorte says:

    I thought it was just me having problems getting into my account. If gmail can’t provide a better and simplier service than this, I don’t want it. starpoint2012@gmail.com

  20. dscott says:

    Just open this new account with G mail the most difficult to login into my account. This is so complicated I always love my hot-mail easy access to login to my account maybe g mail need to learn a thing are two from hot-mail.com

  21. tammy says:

    i am new at this ,and i can’t read my mail ,or should i say it won’t let me login…

  22. zamo says:

    Thank you I can have my email but how will I be connected to facebook wow technology

  23. jenny says:

    Hey I can’t retrive my forgotten password HELP

  24. vishwajit says:

    this is faster and very easy to use. when i use this then i very impressed because Google account is very cool & stylish .
    i like very much

  25. Name (required) says:

    I cant express my filling cause am very Happy
    thank you .I like it

  26. vipindas.c says:

    Just open this new account with G mail the most difficult to login into my account. This is so complicated I always love my hot-mail easy access to login to my account maybe g mail need to learn a thing are two from hot-mail.com

  27. i need gmail account

  28. SAMUEL says:

    I am also facing the same problem.

  29. Ioane Teburoro says:

    I need to see my mail but I could not access into or open it up.

  30. Suzanne says:

    Howdo I log in to see if I got mail

  31. Juan de la Cruz says:

    This is the worst website. Gmail is not user-friendly. What a waste of time

  32. saikumar says:

    I am very happy because i got an ID in gmail my ID is saikumarthegreat@gmail.com

  33. Hello,I amvery galdy.Because I got first time an ID in gmil.
    Thanks to all of you

  34. vinay says:

    I love the goole support to me and my friends,

  35. amit says:

    i am not able login in gmail

  36. sarah says:

    I am in Israel and CAN access my AOL account but
    CANNOT access my gmail account.

    My gmail works fine in the states because I had my husband access it and it worked just fine.

    Please help! Thanks, Sarah

  37. I signed up with Gmail and I cannot access it. My address is chandri2004@gmail.com. I sent an email to myself from my yahoo account and it apparently made it since I didn’t get a failure notice. However, I can’t sign in to Gmail. Can’t even get to the login page. It’s so annoying. What am I doing wrong. Please correspond via my yahoo account. For the past 10 days its happening. please correct it and write to me to my yahoo account chandri2001@yahoo.com or sankaran98@yahoo.com. pl pl thanks
    chandra

  38. Mahtab alam says:

    i have signed in gmail my account address is mahtabkhushboo1@gmail.com
    please you sent my email address.

  39. akomi richard adiradira says:

    please i have signed in my gmail account i can’t access it

  40. rabia says:

    how do i close my gmail account?

  41. sonu bidawat says:

    hi i m sonu nd i cant get iformation about my email id how can i m acsess my acount pls help me…

  42. toni berg says:

    I feel the same way about the account I just signed on and I cant access it either

  43. ajnas says:

    when my gmail a/c has been chat desabled .pls help me to re-placeschat enable model …….pls

  44. Lalit kumar says:

    I am very happy because open my ID in gmail my id
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  45. aprita says:

    i am glad to have my account at gmail

  46. Dave O t says:

    I can’t access my gmail account. It seems to take longer each time I try. I just want to read my emails while their still current. Now I can’t get in at all! What seems to be the problem? My roommate has a yahoo account, and she just opens her account, reads and responds to her daily mail while I struggle to open the gmail login page! I guess it’s time to make a change

  47. Brenden Vilendrer says:

    how do i make an account?

  48. Milena says:

    I am very disappointed; the “sign in” page does not show up at all…while I might have a full page of mails in my box.

  49. aditya says:

    very nice it’s a fantastic we can say it fantabulous. thanks for it.

  50. Dilip Kumar says:

    I can’t access my gmail account. It seems to take longer each time I try. I just want to read my emails while their still current. Now I can’t get in at all!

    I am very disappointed; the “sign in” page does not show up at all…while I might have a full page of mails in my box.

  51. It is good but not the best

  52. kameelasamad says:

    i need to make an email

  53. sathya says:

    i need to make an email

    • vasanth says:

      just log on to google search and type as LOGIN THEN you will be login

      • smiti sharma says:

        i tried to log in many a times bt its nt showin up….i havent checkd ma account since a month….plz help!!!!

  54. Marjorie Eastridge says:

    I am trying to sign ino my account, and I guess I am just stupid, but cannot connect.

  55. Lora Stewart says:

    I would like to be able to bring this up on my computer without having to google the gmail.com first

  56. Rohan says:

    i want to make id in gmail

  57. Sekhar says:

    Hi…i..am…..shubham katoch….enjoy for this site….

  58. manasa says:

    hi,this is manasa it is gd nd very convinent 2 all to see their mails in this web site thankx

  59. erum says:

    i m not able to sign i dont know why i have short time to find it

  60. sean says:

    I would like to sign in but I don’t know how?????

  61. Mangesh says:

    Hi, I enjoy that site but i don’t what i do. I know i am stupid but can’t done it.

  62. Mujahid ali says:

    I want gmail id becouse it is very good for busniss

  63. Mesay says:

    I can’t login on mobile internet?Need some solution pls hurry….

  64. Kennedy says:

    Im also having email problem.can someone please tell how do i sign in

  65. madhu says:

    hi frds. Hw r u? Thks.

  66. Biplab Naskar says:

    I have so much problem in mail. I need some solution…..

  67. karthick says:

    hi madhu this is karthick how are you ?

  68. marian says:

    Can’t sign into my gmail account because I need to re-install ‘cookies’. How do I do that?
    Thanks!

  69. D.SHOBANA says:

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  71. anteneh girmaye says:

    i can’t log in g mail can u help me

  72. nadeem rao says:

    hi, friends how r u? i need a friend .do u want to frndship with me .

  73. shantae says:

    gmail is kool it’s also o.k to have a back-up e-mail.

  74. nkosiyabantu says:

    I have created couple pass word for my email but it seem like not working both first and the second pass word

  75. I have created couple pass word for my email but it seem like not working both first and the second pass word
    thanks

  76. ASH says:

    Hi, frnds . do u want to frndship wth me

  77. muhammad irfan says:

    i like gmail bcoz we chat our friends through gmail

  78. Imran Aziz Tunio says:

    I would like to be able to bring this up on my computer without having to google the gmail.com first.It is good but not the best………………………..

  79. Darren says:

    Why is Gmail so hard to sign in to? Hotmail, and yahoo work EVERY time!! Gmail just plain sucks!!

  80. Hi, Frd how are you?
    I like facebook, fb is very intertaintmant site
    i love fb. THANKS

  81. Achut More says:

    i have multiple ids hence how to log on as out to them one was made default setting as home page hence while clicked gmail directly opening one of it but how to switch/login second one not able to do it. Pl. guide

  82. Rachita Jain says:

    this is marvelous account to make IDs at. Better than Facebook G mail gives information about the happenings around the world

  83. jitujee says:

    hi i jitu.i love this site.

    thanks

  84. Rahul Mandloi says:

    Better than Facebook G mail gives information about the happenings around the world.
    Thanks

  85. Diana J. says:

    when I try to sign in it want take my pass word it took it yesterday. It want take it now what’s wrong with my pass word I need help.

    Thanks You

  86. Asish Paul says:

    when i click gmail then i am see “This Connection is Untrusted”
    what is the problem?
    please help me!!!!!!……

    • michelle zhao says:

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  87. My computer is set to automatically go to my E-mail address usion tje G-mail icon. wWe would like to be able to access my wifes E-mail on my computer. How do we do it? Can we have a second Icon for instant access to he r gmail? Advise Thankyou

  88. ghas says:

    when i click gmail then i am see “This Connection is Untrusted”
    what is the problem?
    please help me!!!!!!……

  89. Grace says:

    I have been unable to access my gmail account as it keeps rejecting the password which I have rechecked and confirmed as correct. What should I do?

  90. Dear sir,
    I am have not been able to access my gmail account please help me what is the exact problem.

  91. patrick says:

    i can not check my mail address in gmail

  92. I have already an E mail account in G Mail but it does not appear due to some error. Please take remedial measures so that I can access my accout.

  93. T-Man says:

    I can’t log in g mail, so cn u help.
    knw dat ur speedy respond wil b highly apprciable

    Thank you.

  94. Siddiq Omer says:

    Complicated sign in method.

  95. Emmadhyanko says:

    good
     

  96. Karmveer says:

    nothing is impossible

  97. Radhikarp says:

    good idea to do but it would be convenient if faster

  98. Prashant says:

    not as reqd

  99. Mohdfarmanali99001 says:

    gud judgment comes 4rom bad expiriance

  100. sihle says:

    am so tired ppl this day has been long

  101. Chinni says:

    don’t criticise others its shows u have a bad quality

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  104. Gerry says:

    Bee trying to sign in for 30 minutes. will revert to hotmail.com

  105. Alamerijamal says:

    i like mozilla it is beter and fast than any broser i have seen . thanks 

  106. Younohoo27 says:

    Too busy, too much information– screw gmail, back to hotmail, see ya

  107. Sweetysowmya430 says:

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  108. Sahil Ali says:

    hello all fand 
    kai hal ha 
    mujko apan fand bana lao 

  109. Gerry says:

    I have now stopped using gmail as it is too complicated for me (A senior citizen)
     I have gone back to Hotmail again .

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  111. DEEPAK SAHU says:

    hay

  112. Hyderalimaheen51 says:

    hai yaar…happy valentines day

  113. Sagarthakur054 says:

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  114. Innocentwambura88 says:

    The world is around so the place where you think is the end may also be the beginning!!!

  115. Mildred-pearl says:

    after weeks still can not log-in

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  118. yvonnestockholm says:

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  119. Danx Hardam says:

    waw how u for all best freinds of me

  120. Ong Chuan Hoe says:

    difficult to sign in 

  121. ODIONGXMAN XMAN says:

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  124. Rizwan Sham says:

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    hi everyone its good to be here.Jesus loves u alllllllllllll
     

  127. I luv u all frds like to contact u all am very happy for u byeeeee 

  128. Julie ann says:

    hellllooo…..!!!!!

  129. vafa bavi says:

    hi

  130. Asih Jenifer says:

    hello…

  131. lumina says:

    i cannot access to my gmail account for few days

  132. i am very proud and happy 4 being with gmail account

  133. .percy says:

    now that am connected;i feel good bcause i’ll would learn more about the good and the bad of the internet;thank to the great thinkers who created this.

  134. Mruthyunjaya says:

    Excellent,base will be relationship is the real strength to live

  135. it is really sad to see that almost everyone is complaining about this service can’t you do something about this to satisfy the customers please.

  136. jatin says:

    it is very good website it help me in job and many other

  137. suryakannan says:

    i had created my mail id in gmail when i created an account in facebook it says my mail id password is wrong what can i do?

  138. I am unable to access to my gmail account ofetn.

  139. gunasekar says:

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  140. prasanth says:

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  144. sharethesepictures says:

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  147. David Ojo says:

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  155. joseph says:

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  157. NDONGA says:

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  158. SALFRED says:

    Why requested for card number. It is too difficult to sign in.

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  170. pia says:

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  177. khan says:

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  180. ani says:

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  181. muhammad says:

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  182. Ganesh Pradhan says:

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  185. sunil says:

    how are u

  186. pradeep kumar says:

    sign in method is very very complicated,why the people using gmail accout.

  187. pradeep kumar says:

    yahoo and rediffmail is more user friendly than gmail account process.

  188. angelino says:

    really complicated method

  189. sujit Chakrabartty says:

    Every now and then sjgn-in is difficult

  190. mshafi says:

    what a beautiful world how beautiful would be its creator

  191. ravi.v says:

    $24.97 means how much in Indian currency….? then how to pay…? i don’t have visa and debit card….?

  192. simba says:

    it is not user friendly.can only work in a fourth world

  193. norlin achik says:

    halluu!!!!!!

  194. darrel says:

    bobo kau

  195. FakeName says:

    all fake!

  196. Andy says:

    hie frends , luv u all