INTRO: If you’re someone who prefers using multiple profiles in Google Chrome, there’s good news. The company is functioning to feature a replacement Profile picker interface that fires up once you open Google Chrome. This way, you’ll easily choose the profile you would like , somewhat almost like Netflix’s profile picker implementation.
First spotted by Techdows, the feature currently exists behind Chrome flags within the latest Google Chrome Canary. With the new profile picker, you’ll choose the acceptable profile, create a replacement profile, or maybe browse as a guest.
To get started, you ought to enable two Chrome flags – New profile picker and check-in profile creation flow. Head to chrome://flags, enable these flags and restart the browser. The feature is functional on Chrome Canary version 87.0.4246.0.
If you are trying to create a replacement profile after enabling these flags, the dedicated Profile creation window will appear. First up, you’ll prefer to toggle sync options then, you’ll assign a reputation to the profile. The usual choice to add the profile as a desktop shortcut is retained also.
While this Profile picker isn’t really a big new feature, it improves the experience while using multiple profiles. With this approach, you’ll easily get right into the profile you would like with none additional workarounds like pinning the shortcut to the taskbar or adding a desktop shortcut.
We could expect the feature to roll bent the stable builds of Google Chrome in future updates. I hope it makes its way to other Chromium-based browsers such as the new Microsoft Edge as well.