Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Staying Logged in for Two Google Accounts via Chrome

While Google Chrome may already be at version 5 (as of writing this article, version 6 seems to be in the works), I still think that it is going to be a while before I adopt it as my primary browser. I find that several add-ons such as Firebug and the like are not at par with their Firefox counter parts.

Nevertheless, one feature that I like in Chrome is the incognito mode feature. Where it essentially allows you to create a new "private browsing" window, instead of hiding your present session (like it does in Firefox) where your history and such features are not tracked.

However, apart from giving you the ability to do "certain" tasks discreetly, incognito mode is also great for another thing: logging into two Google Accounts at once, through one browser (although you'll have two windows open).

So essentially, what you need to do is log into one of your accounts through a normal Chrome window. Then open an incognito window, like so on a Mac:

And log into another Google account. Surprisingly, Incognito Mode isn't truly incognito in that it still maintains session cookies so that Google can still identify who you are once you log into a Google service like Gmail or Docs.

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