Getting Started with Google Chrome

If you are just getting started with Google Chrome, there are a few things you should know first. Learn all about them here.

Signing in to Chrome

One of Chrome's most powerful features is the option to sign in. Signing in allows you to access your bookmarks, saved passwords, history, and settings from any computer and even some mobile devices.

You will need a Google account to sign in to Chrome. Review our Creating a Google Account lesson from our Google Account tutorial for more information.

If you have a Gmail address, you already have a Google account. You can sign in to Chrome using your Gmail information.

To sign in to Chrome:

  1. Click the Profile icon in the top-right corner of the window (if you are signed in, it will show your name instead of an icon).
  2. In the menu that appears, click Sign in to Chrome.
  3. A sign in form will appear. Enter your Google user name (or Gmail address) and click Next.
  4. On the next screen, enter your password, then click Next.
  5. You are now signed in to Chrome. Click OK to close the dialog box.

We recommend not signing in to Chrome on a public computer. Even if you sign out of your Google account in the browser window, you may still be signed in to Chrome. This could allow others to access your personal information, email, and saved passwords. For more information on privacy in Chrome, review our lesson on Privacy and Security in Chrome.