Chrome Profiles

Google Chrome profiles allow you to manage multiple users or accounts on a single Google Chrome installation and are a great way to manage and quickly switch between your Simmons Gmail and your personal Gmail account. Each profile keeps its own distinct set of tabs, bookmarks, themes, settings, saved passwords, and Internet history. Please note that Google Chrome profiles are not intended to secure your personal data against being seen by others. Chrome profiles are currently unavailable on mobile versions of the Chrome browser.

Setting Up Google Chrome Profiles


How do I create a Google Chrome profile?
  1. Click on the Chrome menu  on the browser toolbar and select Settings from the drop-down menu.
  2. In the tab that opens, scroll down and find the “Users” section and then click the Add new user button.
  3. A profile creation dialogue appears, where you can select a picture and a name for the new Chrome profile.
  4. Click Create.
  5. A new window will appear for this profile, with the profile picture you have selected in the top-left hand corner. Clicking on this picture will open a drop-down list of all of the profiles available on this Chrome installation, allowing you to quickly switch between them. No profile picture will appear if you only have only one profile set up in Chrome.
How do I switch between Google Chrome profiles?
  1. Locate and click the profile picture in the upper left-hand corner of your Chrome window.
  2. In the drop-down menu that appears, select the Chrome profile that you wish to use and click to confirm.
  3. You may freely switch between multiple profiles using this method. The other profile windows are kept open in the background, and remain open until they are closed. Once a Chrome profile window is closed, it may be re-opened by selecting it using the steps above.

    Alternatively, Windows users may locate the Chrome profile instance they wish to use and select it from the Windows Taskbar. Mac users may do so from the Dock.
How do I edit my Google Chrome profile picture or name?
  1. Make sure you are currently using the Google Chrome profile that you wish to edit.
  2. Click on the Chrome menu  on the browser toolbar and select Settings from the drop-down menu.
  3. Make sure you have the correct Google Chrome profile highlighted and click Edit.
  4. In the window that appears, you may select a new profile picture and name. When finished, click OK.
How do I delete a Google Chrome Profile?
  1. Make sure you are currently using the Google Chrome profile that you wish to edit.
  2. Click on the Chrome menu  on the browser toolbar and select Settings from the drop-down menu.
  3. Make sure you have the correct Google Chrome profile highlighted and click Delete.
  4. A confirmation window will appear informing you that this action will delete all stored data associated with this Chrome profile, including bookmarks and history, and cannot be undone. If you are sure you wish to delete this profile, click Delete.