NEW Update to Chrome OS allows for multiple profiles to be logged-in at the same time.

People who have multiple profiles using Chrome OS can attest to the inconvenience that comes up when you are logged-in as one profile and need to switch over to another one just for a moment; and then switch back.  It required logging out of one profile, logging in to another; emailing the info that you need; sharing a file via Google Drive or placing the item into a flash drive; then logging out of that profile and logging back into the first profile where you need the info.  Even if you have a NEW lighting fast Chromebook, the process can still be tedious.  With a NEW flag that was introduced into the Chrome OS Dev channel, it is now possible to log into multiple profiles as needed without logging out.

* At the time of the writing this article, I was not able to see how to ‘sign out’ of one of the profiles once you are logged into two or more.  The only option that I could find was ‘Sign Out all’.

To login to another account, click on your profile shown in the menu.  You will then see a drop-down that says ‘Sign in another account’.  When you choose that option, you are presented with a small banner advising you of the risks of being logged in and no longer needing a password to access your accounts while in that open session.  When you click-through that message, you then are given a screen with the accounts currently available to you on your Chrome OS device that you can login to.  Once you successfully login into another profile, in the bottom right corner you will see the icons of the profiles that you are currently logged in as.  You change between the two different profiles by clicking on the icons.  You can also switch between them in the menu.

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