How to Add or Remove a Google Account From a Chromebook – Dignited

The way to log in to any chromebook is through your google/gmail account. each chromebook has an owner. this is the user who first configured the laptop. however, you can share your chromebook with many other users or google accounts. For example, you could have one account for work or school and another account for your personal things to help separate your two lives. these are login accounts that google calls “people“.

The other type of Google account(s) are called signed-in accounts. You’ll need to sign in to your Chromebook with your primary account to access your other signed-in accounts. when you add a new google login account to your chromebook, you can access the gmail, google drive, chrome browserr settings and preferences for that account, play store, and more. your logged in accounts are also shared with android apps for the purpose of, for example, registering or signing in “sign in with google”.

add and remove a google account

to add a new google account, go to settings > accounts and then, in the accounts section, select your main account.

How to Add or Remove a Google Account From a Chromebook - Dignited

Now select Add Google Account button. Then enter your Gmail email address and password in the subsequent screens.

How to Add or Remove a Google Account From a Chromebook - Dignited

Add signed in account
How to Add or Remove a Google Account From a Chromebook - Dignited
Add another Google Account to your existing account
How to Add or Remove a Google Account From a Chromebook - Dignited
Enter your Google account email and password in the next screen

Your added Google accounts should appear just below your primary account as seen below.

How to Add or Remove a Google Account From a Chromebook - Dignited

Chromebook additional accounts
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To remove an account, simply click on the menu(3 dots) on the right, and select remove as seen below;

How to Add or Remove a Google Account From a Chromebook - Dignited

Remove a Google account

Your accounts are now available across Google services such as Gmail, Google Drive, Chrome browser etc.

How to Add or Remove a Google Account From a Chromebook - Dignited

Gmail multi-user menu

Add a new user/person to your Chromebook

The second type of google account is the one used on the login screen at startup. This could be your other Google account or just another Chromebook user, like a family member or friend. When they sign in to the chromebook with their account, all of their online and local data appears in their user account. the account details of other users are not accessible.

How to Add or Remove a Google Account From a Chromebook - Dignited

Add person Chromebook login screen

To create another login user Google account;

  • Sign out of your chromebook if you’re already signed in.
  • on the login screen at the bottom left, click add person.
  • Enter the email and password of the google account. If the user doesn’t have an account, they can create one at https://accounts.google.com/signup.
  • follow the steps below, which are similar to setting up a new chromebok.

To remove a person, click on that user’s account on the login screen. click the caret icon next to your profile picture and then click rdelete account. you will be warned that deleting an account will delete all local data associated with that account.

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How to Add or Remove a Google Account From a Chromebook - Dignited

We have made a Youtube video tutorial on how you can add or remove user login accounts or persons and signed accounts on your Chromebook.

how to restrict users logging in to chromebook

Before you add or remove a user account on a chromebook, please note that only the owner of the chromebook can manage users. therefore, if your school administrator gave you the chromebook, you may be able to add or remove other users.

okay, to add a new user account to a list of restricted accounts, go to settings > security & privacy > manage other people > add user and enter your gmail email address.

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