Simpler user switching coming to Chrome OS


The lack of multiple user profiles and seamless user switching is probably one of Chrome OS’ biggest issues. Other major operating systems allow you to create multiple user profiles, a very important feature for family computers. A Chrome OS device is many times used as a family device, due to its web-centric nature.

Anyone can pick it up and start using it, but what if you don’t want to share all your bookmarks, extensions and other private information? This is where seamless user switching would be convenient, and new evidence from the code base proves that the Chrome team is currently working on a solution to this issue.

The idea is that users would be able to switch between Chrome profiles without much hassle. Currently, the original user would have to log out and let the other user log in. This means unnecessary steps have to be taken – there is no way to switch back and forth easily.

Yes, one can also sign in as a “Guest”, but that limits users’ experience with Chrome’s personalized features. Hopefully this new feature comes soon. After all, the Chromebook is meant to be “for everyone”, not just for the person who is using it at that very moment.

[Source: Chromium Code Via: Chrome Story]