How To Make Google Account Default

Managing multiple Google accounts can be a bit tricky, especially when you want particular tasks to open in a specific one by default. This guide will walk you through the process of setting one of your Google accounts as a default to make your digital life a bit easier.

Why set a Google Account as Default?

Setting a Google Account as default can significantly ease the process of managing multiple accounts. You may have separate accounts for personal and professional use, and juggling between them can get a bit confusing. By setting one as your default, you can ensure that when you open any Google service, it opens with your default account.

Setting a Google Account as Default

It’s important to note that Google automatically sets the first account you sign in with as the default. So, to set or change your default Google account, you need to sign out of all Google accounts and sign back in with the one you want as default first.

Here are the steps:

  1. Open a Google service such as Gmail or YouTube.
  2. Click on your profile icon in the top right corner.
  3. Select ‘Sign out‘ from the dropdown menu.
  4. Sign back into the account you want as your default.
  5. After signing in with your preferred default account, you can sign in to your other accounts.

Now, whenever you open a Google service, it will default to the first account you signed in with.

Switching Between Google Accounts

Even after setting a default account, you can still easily switch between your other Google accounts. Just click on your profile picture and select the account you want to switch to from the dropdown menu.


A default Google account can help streamline your online activities and make managing multiple Google accounts more manageable. However, always remember that the default account is the first one you sign in with, so make sure you sign in with your preferred default account first after signing out.