How to create multiple profiles on Google Chrome

You can create multiple profiles on Google Chrome to keep things seperate, and here's how to do it.

Create new profile on Chrome

If you use Google Chrome as your main browser, you probably didn’t know it, but you can create multiple profiles. You may want to do this to share your device with other people without the need to create a new Windows 10 account.

Also, the ability to use multiple profiles can come in handy if you have more than one account, and you want to keep your things (such as work and personal) separate.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to create new profiles on Google Chrome on your Windows 10 device.

How to add a new profile on Google Chrome

To create a new profile on Chrome, use these steps:

  1. Open Google Chrome.

  2. Click the Profile button on the top-right corner.

  3. Click the Manage people option.

    Chrome profile settings
    Chrome profile settings
  4. Click the Add person button.

    Create new profile on Chrome
    Create new profile on Chrome
  5. Type a name for the new profile.

  6. Select an image to identify the profile.

  7. Click the Add button.

    Set up new profile on Chrome
    Set up new profile on Chrome

Once you complete the steps, the new profile will open as an entirely different process, which can include its own settings, bookmarks, history, passwords, and cookies.

You can always repeat the instructions outlined above to create additional profiles.

Update April 11, 2019: This guide has been updated to reflect the new changes with the latest version of the web browser.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 15 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 21 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].