How to Use Google Chrome Profiles for Privacy-Oriented Browsing Experience

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A graphic of a headshot of a manModern web browsers nowadays provide several features focusing on privacy and anonymity. One of such features supported by Google Chrome is profiles. It's best-suited for shared computers used at home or office. Each user creates his profile all his browsing environment or data is isolated from other users. This ensures other users sharing the same computer do not access your browsing history or accounts. You can create as many profiles as you want. Preferably, one for your work session, one for your social media session, and so on. While creating these Google Chrome profiles, make sure you pick a meaningful name for each one of them. It'll help you easily pick and switch to the relevant profile you want to work with. I use these profiles to divide my work session from other browsing activities. These profiles help you use multiple Google accounts within Google Chrome in a few easy steps. The following guide helps you in making these Google Chrome profiles and also shows how to use them daily.

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If you're making these profiles for the first time, make sure you have your Google account credentials handy. These account credentials will be assigned to each one of these privacy containers.

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So, let's get started and make Google Chrome profiles for a better browsing experience when it comes to account-specific browsing sessions. These profiles are safe-to-use and easy to make.

To create a Google Chrome profile, open the profile dropdown menu and click the Add option as shown in the image below.

Dropdown menu to create and manage a Google Chrome profile
Clicking the Add option opens the setup wizard. There are two options available for the users and it's up to you which one you want to go ahead with.

Google Chrome profile setup screen
If you want to use the same profile across multiple devices, use your Google account credentials to kickstart the process. Else, continue with the second option as indicated above.

Google Chrome profile customization options
Choose an avatar, name of the profile, and theme color associated with your profile. You can also uncheck the profile shortcut option as it is generally not used by the users.

Complete the configuration process by clicking the Done button.

You can repeat the same process to create multiple Google Chrome profiles. Once completed, every time you open Google Chrome, you can select the profile you want to work with.


In case, you want to switch the profile, you can do so easily by clicking the desired profile entry within the profile dropdown menu. Switching back and forth is quick and easy.


And, in case you want to customize and edit your current profile, simple type chrome://settings/manageProfile in the address bar and hit the enter key.

For each profile, you can set a customized browser appearance, history and privacy settings, autofill settings, and payment settings. It's like creating different workspaces within your web browser.

So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and create Chrome profiles to create custom and privacy-oriented web browsing sessions.