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You can choose to create a Google Account in Chrome or any browser.
You can manage your Google Account by browsing to myaccount.google.com. If you’re signed in to Chrome with your Google Account, you can also manage your Google Account from within Chrome. When you create or manage a Google Account, you can take actions such as:
- Edit personal info, such as your name, email address, phone number, physical address, or profile photo. Learn more .
- See your data, activity, and preferences that can make Google services more useful to you. Learn more .
- Manage your saved Google Account contacts. Learn more .
- Keep your Google Account secure. Learn more .
How to Change Default Google Account on Chrome
It is common to have multiple Google accounts, viz. personal and work. It is simple to switch between multiple Google accounts in Chrome. Generally, the first account you sign-in on Chrome becomes the default account for everything in the browser.
You may not want to link your personal activity to your professional account and vice versa. You can set an account of your choice to default with a few clicks and enjoy browsing. This way you can avoid confusion and define the limitations of each account. Let us see how we can do it.
Changing Default Google Account
Before changing the default Google account, we need to know which account is set to default. To know that open mail.google.com in a new tab. Click on the profile picture in the top-right of the window.
It opens the account details and shows the other accounts signed into the browser. For a default account, you can find “ Default ” written next to it, as seen in the below image.
You can also find the default account from the toolbar if you can recognize the account by profile picture as Google Chrome adds its default account to the toolbar.
Now that you know the default account and you need to change it, you have to sign-out of all accounts in the browser.
To do that, click on your profile picture in the top-right of the Gmail screen. In the interface that opens you will find an option to sign-out of all accounts. Click on it.
Now, sign-in with the account you want to set to default account and sign-in to other accounts after that. Remember, the first account you sign-in is the default account.
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How to change your default google account on the web.
The first account you signed in to Google with was made the default. You can change this if you want.
It's easy to use the web with multiple Google accounts signed in at the same time, but you will always fall back to the "default" account. It's a little tricky to change this, but it can be done.
The default Google account is determined by whichever you first used to sign in. This same rule applies to Android devices and many Google apps. Unfortunately, changing which account is the "default" is a bit cumbersome.
Related: How to Change Your Default Google Account on Android
You can quickly see which of your accounts is the default by visiting Google's website and clicking the profile icon in the top-right corner. You'll see a list of all the Google accounts you've used. If one of the accounts doesn't say "Default" next to it, then you're already using the default account.
As previously mentioned, the first account you signed in to was made the default account, so undoing that means signing out of all accounts. After that, you can sign in first with the new default account.
First, head to google.com in a web browser and click the profile icon in the top-right corner.
Next, select "Sign Out of All Accounts" from the pop-up menu.
If you were signed in to Google Chrome, a message will tell you that syncing has been paused for your account. Click "Continue" to proceed.
Now you can sign back in with the account you wish to be the default from now on. Click "Sign In" from the top-right corner of the Google homepage.
You'll see a list of all the accounts that were previously signed in with "Signed Out" next to them. Select the one you want to be the default or click "Use Another Account" to sign in with a new one.
That's it! While not the best method for changing up default accounts, it does work. Hopefully, this will solve any issues you were having with account switching.