How to create direct bookmarks to your Gmail accounts

As someone who uses multiple Gmail accounts, I often find myself switching to the account I actually want to use after loading the Gmail home page. By default, Gmail will load the first account that you initially log in to. If you wish to view another Gmail account, you’ll need to utilize the account switcher option in the upper right-hand corner of the page.

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could set up a bookmark to go directly to a desired account instead of having to rely on the account switcher? In this brief tutorial, we’ll show you how to do just that.

Step 1: Identify the account the Gmail account that you wish to bookmark.

Step 2: Use the following template to create the URL:

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/?authuser=mail@gmail.com

Replace mail@gmail.com with your Gmail email address.

Step 3: Create a new bookmark using this URL.

Whenever you use this bookmark to open Gmail, it will go directly to the account specified in Step 2. You can then use this template to establish multiple bookmarks that can be used to quickly switch between multiple accounts, regardless of the order of login. It’s particularly handy when you place these bookmarks in the bookmark bar of your browser of choice.

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Using this tutorial will allow Gmail users with multiple accounts to bypass the extra couple of clicks it takes to interface with the account switcher. If you use Gmail on the web, it’s a super-handy shortcut that might save you a few moments each day.

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