Have I mentioned I love Gmail?
Gmail makes up for its dull look and feel with powerful functionality to handle the email volumes of this day. But, as most Gmail users I have multiple Gmail accounts and it is a pain to switch between them. I hate to have to logout of one account and login to another just to logout and log back in again.
This can get extremely tiring if you have to do this dance multiple times a day.
Of course, I used the cool Gmail Greasemonkey scripts that lets me switch between multiple accounts but it didn’t always work across all of Google’s services.
Google has finally brought this functionality natively in its core products. The first account you are signed in becomes the default account for the following Google products
Curiously, support for Google Docs is missing at the moment. Let’s look at how to enable this.
- Go to Google Accounts page https://www.google.com/accounts/b/0/ManageAccount
- Click on the Change link in Multiple sign-on
- Read and check the boxes shown in picture and save changes.
Go to Gmail and refresh the page and you will a dropdown next to your email address at the right top side.
Choose sign in to another account to add multiple email logins.
As noted in the warnings, make sure you understand you can’t use offline access with this enabled. Also not all Google products support this. With this enabled, make it a habit to check that you are working on the desired account.
Also, it doesn’t look like this support extends to Google Apps either.