Google multiple account sign in coming

August 3, 2010: 5:36 PM ET

The new trick allows you to sign into multiple Gmail accounts at the same time.

Google is rolling out an update to the Manage Account page for all of its users this week, according to the Google Operating System (unofficial) blog.  The new account page will let you log in and out of multiple accounts at the same time using a drop down menu at the top-right of the page.

Here's a screengrab of what we're looking at:

Once logged in, you'll toggle between the following Google's URLs: http://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/, http://mail.google.com/mail/u/1/, etc.

As with a lot of Google products, it is a beta.

There are some known issues related to multiple sign-in: this feature is not available on mobile devices, Google Calendar's gadget doesn't work properly in Gmail, you can no longer use offline Gmail and offline Google Calendar and the "note in Reader" bookmarklet only works for the default account.

I can't currently use this feature (it hasn't been enabled for my account yet), but I currently flip back and forth between my Apps Gmail and my personal Gmail account and often get confused where I am sending from.  This will only make that more difficult.  Hopefully, Google lets you skin each Gmail account differently.

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Seth Weintraub
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Google went from searching the Web to worming its way into nearly every facet of business and government. Seth Weintraub unveils where the company is going, who it's competing with, who it's about to compete with and how market forces push the company to veer or adhere to its Don't Be Evil motto. For 15 years, Weintraub was a global IT director for a number of companies before becoming a blogger.

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