Google has released the new version 70 of their popular Chrome web browser. One of the major change in the new version is that now you can change the automatic chrome sign-in settings. In the older versions, when you signed-in to any of the Google services (like GMail or Blogger), it used to automatically sign-in to your Chrome browser using your Google account as well. The benefit of signing-in to your Chrome browser is that you can sync your settings over other devices using the same Chrome account. But some people did not like this automatic sign-in to Chrome and complained to Google.
Fortunately, Google has listened and now in the new version 70 of Chrome web browser, you are able to turn off this automatic sign-in feature easily. Here is how:
- Launch Chrome web browser, click on the hamburger menu icon and select Settings from the menu. Alternatively, you can also enter chrome://settings in the browser’s address bar.
- On the settings page, click on the Settings near the top-left corner and select Advanced followed by selecting Privacy and Security. Alternatively, you can also enter chrome://settings/privacy in the browser’s address bar.
- Find the setting Allow Chrome sign-in and you can toggle it on or off. If you turn this on (default value), then Chrome browser will automatically sign-in to Chrome as soon as you sign-in to any of the Google services. However, if you turn this setting off, it will not sign-in to Chrome by itself when you login to any of the Google accounts.
Without going into these settings, you can tell whether this setting is turned off or on simply by looking at the user menu of the Chrome browser. If after clicking on the user icon in the Chrome browser, you see the Turn on sync option, then the setting is enabled. And if this syncing option is missing then the setting has been turned off.