Google Chrome is a secured browser by default, but when you share your computer with someone in your family or office, it is important to protect your personal information from other users. The latest stable version of Chrome, added many security features, which protects the user data and privacy online. Previously, I wrote about “LikeManager” to view and manage all your likes and shares on Facebook. Today I’ve come with a simple tutorial to create different user accounts in Google chrome and lock yours with a password. Here’s how you can do it.
Step 1: Open Google Chrome and type “chrome://flags” in the URL bar and press “Enter”. You will be taken to a new page with a set of options. In that page search for “Enable New Profile Management System” option from the list. You will see an option as shown in the screen shot below.
Step 2: Click the “Enable” option in that list and you will get a “Default Profile” button on the top of your Window to create new user accounts. All the user accounts can be created using a Gmail ID and any one of the account can be made as default using “Not Default Profile?” option in that window.
Step 3: To lock your profile with a password, click the “Not Default Profile?” option and you will get a window as shown in the screenshot below. To set a password, just select the profile and you will get a text box to type the password.
Step 4: After you set a password, every time you move out of your desk, just click the “Lock” icon in that pop-up window on the top. So, all your tabs, settings, extensions, etc., will be saved and other users cannot see or use them without your password. They can either log in to their account or browse as a guest in the same browser.
Without installing any extension, this default option will let you protect your privacy and data. People who use multiple Gmail accounts, can maintain different profiles on Chrome for personal and official use. Try this in your browser and share your experience with us in the comments. Thanks for reading, do share this post with your friends.