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New Chrome Syncs Multiple Browser Profiles

Google just released the latest stable version of its Chrome browser, which adds support for multiple personal profiles. Chrome already has syncing of bookmarks, extensions, passwords and settings for one user, but today’s release allows multiple accounts.

For shared computers, each user can save have his or her own settings, as well as switch between two different profiles, such as a work account and a personal account. This allows for a synced experience using Chrome on any device. All you have to do is log in, and all your browser settings appear.

For Convenience, Not Security

The setting to add new users is in “Personal Stuff” in the Chrome preferences. Google intends this release as a convenience, and that it “isn’t intended to secure your data against other people using your computer.” It only takes a few clicks to switch users, so treat Chrome as though anyone who opens it can access your browser profile.

Chrome has had a great year full of new features. It’s our top consumer Web product of 2011.

You can download Chrome at google.com/chrome.

Which Web browsers do you use, and what do you like about them?

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