This is sort of the opposite of: Sign out of chrome but use gmail. I want to sign into chrome but not use gmail. This used to work, but... updates.

I use several dummy gmail accounts to sync Chrome profiles for different web projects I work on. How can I sign into Chrome but not gmail and related services? It seems the two are tied together now.

  • You don’t. When you log into Chrome you log into your Google account. Google uses a SSO for all their services. – Ramhound Dec 7 '18 at 17:47

Try this :

  • In Chrome, enter into the address bar: chrome://flags/#account-consistency

  • Find the entry "Identity consistency between browser and cookie jar".
    The drop-down box next to it should read "Default".

  • To disable the sign-in link, click the drop-down box and set it to "Disabled".

  • Restart Chrome.

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    This doesn’t seem to sign me out of gmail... and when I do it still pauses syncing in chrome – y3sh Dec 8 '18 at 13:43

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