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Saturday, November 9, 2013

1421. Make sure you are in the right Google account

I have multiple Google accounts and I can't tell which account I am logged into. Is there some way I can be logged into multiple and switch between them?

This has been an irritation to me lately. I have a number of Google identities. One for my Google Analytics, one for Google Voice, my Google Gmail account, and my Google Business account. Sadly you could actually be logged into two accounts at the same time. This caused a major problem when the password was changed. It turned out I didn't know which account got the new password. Confusing to say the least.

Since then Google has fixed this issue and you can only be logged into one at a time. To check which account you are in check the Account profile in the upper right area of the web page. I need to do this often.

Google has provided a way to switch between the multiple account easily. From he Account profile click the drop down and select Add Account. Once signed into multiple accounts the same dialog allows you to switch between accounts. Having differnt pictures for each account can help.

Some Google applications do not support this feature.

Google is also striving to combine accounts to minimize these issues.

But be aware of which account you are in so you don't send emails from the wrong account.  It could prove embarrassing.

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