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How can I create multiple Google Chrome desktop shortcuts, each leading to a different account?
(All accounts are signed in).

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  • On Chrome, go to settings.
  • Scroll to the user list (people), and click on the user profile you'd like a shortcut for*.
  • Edit button will light up (after selecting a user).
  • Click on that edit button.
  • Click on Add desktop shortcut, then click on save.

A shortcut to that user's Chrome should now display on your desktop.

*Note: you will need to manually switch (sign-in) to each account, so that it is the (current) account in the user list (people) in order to be able to click on edit, and edit that account.
*Note: you will need to sign in with at least two accounts in order to see the "Add shortcut" option.
-To add one manually (why? But it's your choice): tech-recipes.com

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    Does it make sense I need to actually switch to each account to create the corresponding shortcut? – Daniel Springer Nov 9 '15 at 16:53
  • Yes, that's correct. I forgot to mention it. – Yisroel Tech Nov 10 '15 at 0:11
  • Is it the most recent version of Chrome? Check for updates by going with Chrome to chrome://chrome/ – Yisroel Tech Nov 11 '15 at 1:05
  • Your answer helped me in conjunction with these other answers: superuser.com/a/908108/74576 and superuser.com/a/377195/74576 – Ryan Dec 30 '16 at 3:55
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    This is not valid any longer, refer to the answer for Chrome version 75+ for the current way to achieve it. – eMaringolo Dec 27 '19 at 12:48
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The profile system has been updated sometime before Chrome version 75. In these versions, first activate the profile for which you want to make a shortcut. Then go to:

  1. Settings
  2. Chrome name and picture
  3. turn on Show desktop shortcut

Return to your desktop view, and see the new profile activation icon.

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    This is the method that works in November 2019. – RJH Nov 24 '19 at 5:38
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A picture is worth thousand words, here it is in Chrome 80:

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  • Can you give us a “what’s on my chrome extensions” please!? 🤩 – Daniel Springer Feb 17 at 12:45
  • What do you mean, doesn't it look like this in all browsers? If it isn't, it's due to profile management flags I changed in [chrome://flags](chrome://flags). – Shimmy Feb 18 at 13:57
  • what I’m asking is, what extensions do you have – Daniel Springer Feb 18 at 13:58
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    Left to right: Translate, Gmail, Hebrew Tooltip Translator, Office editing, AdBlock, Remote desktop, Google Spam report, Google Password checker, Web essentials, Gitpod. – Shimmy 2 days ago

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