I use profiles inside Google Chrome a lot. The helpful function makes it easy to separate Google accounts or website logins and is also handy when wanting to remember 2FA (Two-Factor Authentication) codes in the browser for longer time.
There are several of these profiles that I only access maybe twice a year e.g. when accessing Google services with a specific account.
Chrome’s default: profiles are ordered randomly or chronologically
I have 20+ profiles set up. On opening Chrome it displays the “profile picker” window. By default these are ordered by an obscure method – maybe by date added or so. This means that the profiles I actually want to use most often (maybe 3-5 profiles) are harder to find and I might need to scroll down every time I want to use them.
From the interface there doesn’t seem to be a way to manually reorder these profiles.
✨ The solution: Nicely order your Google Chrome profiles
Turns out you can actually order your profiles in your preferred custom way:
1. Open Chrome so the profile picker window appears:
2. Edit your profile by clicking the three-dots menu and selecting “Edit”:
3. Change the name of your Chrome profile. You could either prefix it with an Emoji or with a number to order them precisely.