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Google launched their Chrome web browser on 2nd September 2008. Those were exciting times. Internet Explorer, the once undisputed leader of the market with close to 95% share, was watching its pie being eaten gradually by Firefox. Though the two web browsers were fighting it out, there was a sort of status quo. A year back, iPhone had been launched and with it came the mobile version of the Apple Safari browser. Things were heating up.

And Google stepped in with their own browser program. It was big news in the technology industry, but for the casual web user, it meant little. No one thought that in just a few years Chrome would overtake Firefox, and then Internet Explorer, to become the most popular web browser.

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The success of Chrome can be attributed to several factors:

  • It was way faster than the other browsers available at that time.
  • It had Google, the most popular search engine then, and now, by default.
  • It combined the web site address and search fields into one – the Omnibox. You could, thus, enter either a URL or a search phrase without any worries and the program would figure things out automatically. Combining the two fields meant more space for web page display.

Why do I need to sign in at Chrome?

Though Chrome has a loyal following and the majority of the market share (it’s almost 50% in December 2015 as per StatCounter’s global stats), I feel many users don’t take the full advantage of the program. So why should you sign in at Chrome? How is that going to help?

When you sign in at Chrome, all bookmarks, passwords, history and other settings are copied and synchronised across all gadgets. This is especially useful nowadays when most of us access the web from several devices – computers, cell phones, tablets. As you can understand, this keeps everything well organised and saves tons of time.

So without further ado, let’s get started. All you need is a Google account. If you have a Gmail email address or a Google+ account, you are all set. The username and password of these accounts can be used to sign in at Chrome. Else, please refer how to create a Google account for step by step instructions.

Instructions on how to sign in at Google Chrome

Before we begin, here is an important note: Do not sign in at Chrome from devices you don’t trust. For instance, computers in a cyber cafe, or cellphones/tablets of strangers.

  • Chrome browser window
  • Sign in button
  • The Chrome sign in box
  • Enter your email address
  • Enter the password
  • Click sign in button
  • Chrome attempts to sign in
  • You are now signed in at Chrome
  • Dismiss popup
  • Chrome browser will now save your bookmarks and passwords
  1. Launch the Chrome browser [Slide 1].
  2. Click on the button located at the top-right and then click the Sign in to Chrome [Slide 2] .
  3. A sign in box will drop down [Slide 3].
  4. Enter the email address you use for the Google account [Slide 4]. Click the Next.
  5. Enter the password [Slide 5].
  6. Click the Sign In button [Slide 6].
  7. The program will now attempt to sign you in [Slide 7].
  8. Assuming the login details were correct, you would be signed in at Chrome. The button at the top-right will now have your display name (first name) [Slide 8]. Click the OK, got it button.
  9. If you had set up a profile picture at the Google account, it would be displayed in the popup [Slide 9]. Click anywhere to dismiss the popup.
  10. You are now signed in at Chrome and can start saving bookmarks and passwords which will automatically be copied to the browser on other devices, such as a cellphone [Slide 10].

I leave you now with a little-known fact. The Omnibox was first implemented on Google Chrome. However, it was first announced for Mozilla’s Firefox browser.

Cheers and let me know if this helped you.

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