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A lot of people have more than one Gmail account. You may have one for work and one for personal use. A problem arises though when you try to access several accounts in the same browser. Google Multi-Account Launcher aims to help solve this problem.

What you will gain here is access to multiple instances of the same Google application, just with a different account. This can’t always be done with the multiple login options Google offers. Keep reading and we will go over what all this Google Chrome extension can do for you.

Getting started

Before you can use this Google Chrome extension, you will need to head over to the Chrome Web Store and download it. Once you are there, search for Google Multi-Account Launcher. Or you can save some time and click below.

Download Google Multi-Account Launcher.

When you click the Add to Chrome button, you will be asked to confirm the download.

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Once installed, you will be taken to the welcome page.

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On the welcome page, you can click the link to head over to the Options menu for the extension.

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Google Multi-Account Launcher Settings

The options page will give you a few settings you might want to take a look at. For example, the default is to show you a total number of messages for all of the Google Accounts you are logged into. If you would only like to show the main account, you can check this box.

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Using Google Multi-Account Launcher

To use Google Multi-Account Launcher, you will need to click on the icon in the top right of your Google Chrome browser window. You will see a drop-down like this with all of the possible Google applications available. Some other shortcuts are at the bottom for Amazon, Yahoo, Bing, and others.

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If you would like to add access to another Google Account, you can click on the address shown at the bottom. You will be given the choice to sign in to another account or sign out of all the accounts. Once you are logged into more than one account, you can switch accounts here.

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What you will see is a number by the icon in the top right. This will be the total number of unread messages from services like Gmail and Google+ unless you made some adjustments in the options menu.

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Another thing I like about Google Multi-Account Launcher is if there is nothing to see or the app is not accessible, it is dimmed.

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Final words

Google Multi-Account Launcher is a great app for accessing multiple Google Accounts at the same time. As I mentioned earlier, there are some apps like Google Drive, you cannot always access when you are logged into several Google Accounts. This will help you be more efficient and save you the headache of having more than one browser running to achieve the same thing.

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