Manage Google Accounts on your Chromebook

You can control your Google Accounts and set third-party app permissions on your Chromebook.

Add your additional accounts to your Chromebook

If you have multiple Google Accounts that you want to use at the same time, you can add them to your Chromebook. When you add an account, you can use it with websites and Android apps.

  1. At the bottom right, select the time.
  2. Select Settings .
  3. In the "Accounts" section, at the top, select your Google Account.
  4. Select Add Google Account.
  5. Follow the on-screen steps.

Tip: You can also let other people sign in to your Chromebook using their Google Account. Learn how to add a person to your Chromebook.

Remove an account from your Chromebook

If you no longer use a Google Account regularly on your Chromebook, you can remove the account.

  1. At the bottom right, select the time.
  2. Select Settings .
  3. In the "Accounts" section, at the top, select your Google Account.
  4. Next to the account name, select Menu .
  5. Select Remove this account.
Important: When you remove an account, it will only be removed from the Chromebook and you will be signed out of any apps and websites where you used that account. The Google Account itself, including its data and settings, will still exist.

Update your Google Accounts

If you update your Chromebook to ChromeOS version 76 and up, you can also update your existing Google Accounts on your Chromebook so that you can use them across websites and Android apps.
  1. At the bottom right, select the time.
  2. Select Settings .
  3. In the “Accounts” section, at the top, select your Google Account.
  4. Next to the account, select Update account.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Info shared with Android apps, Chrome extensions & websites

Android apps, Chrome extensions, or websites that you use may have access to your Google Account.

When you add a Google Account to your Chromebook:

  • Android apps: Your email and contacts are shared with Android apps that you have given permission to access your contacts.
  • Chrome extensions: Your info isn’t shared unless you grant permission to the extension for that specific account.
  • Websites: Your info isn't shared unless the website has a "Sign in with Google" option. If you choose to sign in with your Google Account, you get a list of permissions requested by the website. You can opt out of any of these steps.

Check which Android apps have access to your contacts

Apps, extensions, and websites in Chrome and Google Play may use your Google Accounts to personalize your experience, depending on permissions.

Important: If you have given an app access to your contacts, that app is able to see contacts from all your signed in Google Accounts.
To check which Android apps have access to your contacts:
  1. At the bottom right, select the time.
  2. Select Settings .
  3. In the "Apps" section, select Google Play Store.
  4. Select Manage Android preferences and then Apps & notifications.
  5. Select App permissions and then Contacts.
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