Creating multiple Chrome profiles is a good idea if you have a tendency to share your computer. Maybe your friends ask if they can use it for some reason, and you obviously don’t want them looking at your Google searches. The good news is that creating a profile on Chrome is easy, and you can create various if you need to. You’ll also see how you can have your guests use guest mode if they’re only going to use your computer one time.
How to Create Various Chrome Profiles
To create the first profile for your visitors, open Chrome and tap on your profile picture at the top right. Towards the bottom, you should see the Add option.
Once you click on the add button, you’ll need to choose if the new account will sign in with a Google account or not.
You’ll need to add some style to your newly created profile by deciding what colors you want it to have on the following pages. You have various options to choose from, and you’ll even see the preview of the color so you can see if it’s the right one for you. You’ll also need to add a name to your profile. You can also add a picture, but you can skip this step if you want to.
Once you’re done choosing what colors to add, you’ll arrive at the Google home page. You can leave things as they are, or you can click on the Customize button at the bottom right. If you don’t feel like having color as the home page, you can add an image. You can upload an image from your computer, or you can choose from options such as:
- Latino Artists Collection
- Black Artists Collection
- Geometric shapes
- Solid colors
Don’t forget to click on the blue Done button at the bottom right when you’ve made your choice. To change your choice in the future, click on the pencil icon at the bottom right. It’ll take you to the Customize this page option. Click on Background and choose your new image.
Switching to Another Profile
You’ve created your new profile for your friend, and now they’re done. You can switch to your profile by clicking on the profile picture and clicking on the profile you want to switch to at the bottom.
For those times when someone needs to use your computer to check something on Amazon, for example, they can always use Guest Mode. To enable Guest Mode, click on the profile picture, followed by the cogwheel At the bottom left. That’ll open a new window they can use, and they won’t be able to see what you’ve Googled.
Whether the person uses guest mode or their profile, they can exit by simply closing the window. The next time you launch Chrome, it’ll open with your profile like it always does.
Even if they are not looking to spy on your Google searches, they can still see it by typing one key. You searched for something that started with that letter, and when they typed it, they saw what you didn’t want them to see. By creating a profile for them or using the guest mode, you can keep your searches a secret. How many profiles do you have on Chrome? Let me know in the comments below, and don’t forget to share the article with others on social media.