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How to keep google from associating my work account with stupid youtube videos?
June 10, 2012 10:40 AM   Subscribe

I use multiple google accounts, and their multiple sign-in feature is generally very helpful to me. I have a work google domain account, managed by my company, and a personal google account. Lately, when I have gone to youtube or google voice, it often associates to my work account, which I do not want. I'd prefer that my work account is only associated with gmail. Is this possible?
posted by Nothing to Technology (5 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
 
Log out, then log in with your personal account first. After that, all Google products should default to your personal account.
posted by michaelh at 10:54 AM on June 10, 2012 [2 favorites]


If possible, consider using separate browsers for things that you want to keep isolated from your work account.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:56 AM on June 10, 2012 [3 favorites]


I prefer using multiple Chrome profiles - it's much more airtight and flexible than multiple sign in. It's slightly less convenient, but I prefer it.

https://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=2364824
posted by PCup at 10:59 AM on June 10, 2012


I've switched to using chrome and firefox as my work vs play browsers (as an added benefit, separate browsers helps me manage my "I'll just click over here for a leeeetle break" procrastination tendencies).

However, for a while I was using firefox exclusively with multifox, an add-on which allows you to have multiple firefox profiles in multiple tabs in a single firefox window, with pretty easy switching between profiles. With it, you can log in to multiple google accounts at the same time across several open tabs without having the accounts linked to one another.
posted by neda at 11:12 AM on June 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


The first account you sign into will be the account that new Google services will default to on that browser.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 9:33 PM on June 10, 2012


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