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How to Add a New User Account on a Chromebook

Have you ever thought of adding another user to your Chromebook? If, Yes! Then read the article till the end. Here we will discuss; how to add a new user account on a Chromebook. 

Adding a second user account on a Chromebook enables them to carry out their own workflow without sharing any data. So, the new user can not access your Google account data. 

How to Add a New User Account on a Chromebook

Before we discuss how to add a new user account on a Chromebook, let’s discuss. Why?

It is understandable to be hesitant to share a Chromebook with others as it serves as your personal computer for browsing the internet. If someone signs in using your account, they can easily access your emails, images, and browsing history because of its close connectivity with your Google account.

So, if you want to share your Chromebook with another user, you should create a new user account for the user. No doubt, you can enable Guest Mode on your Chromebook. But it has some limitations. It is recommended for a casual user, not for a regular user.

Here are the steps; you can follow to create/add a new user on a Chromebook:

Step 1: First, turn on your Chromebook to access the login screen before creating a user account. If you are already logged in, click the “Sign Out” button on the quick settings panel.

An Arrow Point to Quick Settings and Boxing Highlighting Sign Out Buuton on CHormebook

Step 2: You will get the Login Screen. Click the “Add Person” button to add a new user to the Chromebook.

Login Screen on Chromebook Shwoing an Option to Add Person

Step 3: Next, select; who you would like to add to your Chromebook. Then click on “Next” to continue.

Chromebook Screen Showing an Option to Choose User Account Type

Step 4: Now, enter your google account credential. If you don’t have a Google account, then you can create one. For that, you can check our guide on; how to create a Google account on Chromebook.

Google Login Screen

Once you have added the new account on the login screen, select the account and enter your password to log in. Now you are ready to use it.


This will create two separate user accounts on your Chromebook. If you want to use multiple google accounts for your main owner account, you can follow our guide on; how to add another Google account on your Chromebook. This method is beneficial for separating work accounts from personal. 

That’s it; this is how you can add a new user account to your Chromebook. You can also check out our Chromebook troubleshooting guide if you are new to Chromebook and Chrome OS.

I hope this Chromebook guide was helpful to you. If you liked the article, share it with your friends. If you have some suggestions or doubts, do not hesitate to leave them in the comments section. We are always there to assist you.

Ajoy Kumar
Ajoy Kumarhttps://thechromeguide.com
I love using Chromebook. So, I created TheChromeGuide.com to share my knowledge of ChromeOS, Chrome and Chromecast.
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