How to use multiple Google accounts in a one Desktop.com workspace?
You can access different Google accounts from the one Desktop.com workspace by using a custom app feature. This guide works both if you have set up a Google Workspace with a branded domain or you have a free Google account

Let us show you how to use a custom app feature to access your different Google accounts:

Before we start, please, make sure, that you are logged in to all Google accounts you need to access from your Desktop.com workspace


     1) Open the Desktop.com app

     2) If you already have apps added to your desktop, click + Add button inside the Apps section

*Apps, links and chats sections are minimized in this example. You can also switch to the maximized view

     3) Alternatively, if you do not have apps section, click blue +Add button and then choose Add an app option in the drop-down menu

     4) Click Create Custom app button

     5) Now, if you have a free Google Account you need to make your custom app URL looks like: https://mail.google.com/?authuser=user@gmail.com . Where [user@gmail.com] should be replaced with your actual email address.

If you have a paid branded Google Workspace, your custom app URL will look like: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/user@gmail.com. Where [user@gmail.com] should be replaced with your actual email address

Click Add application button once you've entered information

*This an example of creating custom app for a free Google account


*This is an example of creating a custom app for the branded Google account

     6) Now your Google Mail account has been created as the custom app and you can add this to your desktop

Below you can find a table with URLs' examples, which you need to use when setting up multiple account access to Google apps (table includes both examples for free accounts and paid Google workspaces:
Google App URL for a paid Google account URL for a free Google account
Google Mail https://mail.google.com/mail/u/user@gmail.com https://mail.google.com/?authuser=user@gmail.com
Google Drive https://drive.google.com/drive/u/user@gmail.com https://drive.google.com/?authuser=user@gmail.com
Google Calendar https://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/user@gmail.com https://calendar.google.com/?authuser=user@gmail.com
Google Pay https://pay.google.com/u/user@gmail.com https://pay.google.com/?authuser=user@gmail.com
Google Photos https://photos.google.com/u/user@gmail.com https://photos.google.com/?authuser=user@gmail.com
Google Hangouts https://hangouts.google.com/?authuser=user@gmail.com https://hangouts.google.com/?authuser=user@gmail.com
Google Docs https://docs.google.com/forms/?authuser=user@gmail.com https://docs.google.com/forms/?authuser=user@gmail.com
Google Tag Manager https://tagmanager.google.com/?authuser=user@gmail.com https://tagmanager.google.com/?authuser=user@gmail.com
Google Sheets https://sheets.google.com/?authuser=user@gmail.com https://sheets.google.com/?authuser=user@gmail.com
Google Admin https://admin.google.com/?authuser=user@gmail.com https://admin.google.com/?authuser=user@gmail.com
Google Arts and Culture https://artsandculture.google.com/u/user@gmail.com https://artsandculture.google.com/?authuser=user@gmail.com
Google Chat https://mail.google.com/chat/u/user@gmail.com https://mail.google.com/chat/?authuser=user@gmail.com
Google Classroom https://classroom.google.com/u/user@gmail.com https://classroom.google.com/?authuser=user@gmail.com
Google Contact https://contacts.google.com/?authuser=user@gmail.com https://contacts.google.com/?authuser=user@gmail.com
Google Jamboard https://jamboard.google.com/?authuser=user@gmail.com https://jamboard.google.com/?authuser=user@gmail.com
Google Keep https://keep.google.com/u/user@gmail.com https://keep.google.com/?authuser=user@gmail.com
Google Maps https://www.google.com/maps/?authuser=user@gmail.com https://www.google.com/maps/?authuser=user@gmail.com
Google Meet https://meet.google.com/?authuser=user@gmail.com https://meet.google.com/?authuser=user@gmail.com
Google News https://news.google.com/u/user@gmail.com https://news.google.com/?authuser=user@gmail.com
Google Play Console https://play.google.com/console/u/sitesales.user@gmail.com https://play.google.com/console/?authuser=user@gmail.com
Google Podcasts https://podcasts.google.com/u/user@gmail.com https://podcasts.google.com/?authuser=user@gmail.com
Google Translate https://translate.google.com/u/user@gmail.com https://translate.google.com/?authuser=user@gmail.com
Google Travel https://www.google.com/travel/?authuser=user@gmail.com https://www.google.com/travel/?authuser=user@gmail.com

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