Google Chrome 70 will include option to stop automatic sign-in

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    Google Chrome 70 will include option to stop automatic sign-in

    Google Chrome 70 will include option to stop automatic sign-in


    Posted: 26 Sep 2018
    We recently made a change to simplify the way Chrome handles sign-in. Now, when you sign into any Google website, you’re also signed into Chrome with the same account. You’ll see your Google Account picture right in the Chrome UI, so you can easily see your sign-in status. When you sign out, either directly from Chrome or from any Google website, you’re completely signed out of your Google Account.



    We want to be clear that this change to sign-in does not mean Chrome sync gets turned on. Users who want data like their browsing history, passwords, and bookmarks available on other devices must take additional action, such as turning on sync.

    The new UI reminds users which Google Account is signed in. Importantly, this allows us to better help users who share a single device (for example, a family computer). Over the years, we’ve received feedback from users on shared devices that they were confused about Chrome’s sign-in state. We think these UI changes help prevent users from inadvertently performing searches or navigating to websites that could be saved to a different user’s synced account.

    We’ve heard—and appreciate—your feedback. We’re going to make a few updates in the next release of Chrome (Version 70, released mid-October) to better communicate our changes and offer more control over the experience.

    • While we think sign-in consistency will help many of our users, we’re adding a control that allows users to turn off linking web-based sign-in with browser-based sign-in—that way users have more control over their experience. For users that disable this feature, signing into a Google website will not sign them into Chrome.



    • We’re updating our UIs to better communicate a user’s sync state. We want to be clearer about your sign-in state and whether or not you’re syncing data to your Google Account.



    • We’re also going to change the way we handle the clearing of auth cookies. In the current version of Chrome, we keep the Google auth cookies to allow you to stay signed in after cookies are cleared. We will change this behavior that so all cookies are deleted and you will be signed out.

    We deeply appreciate all of the passionate users who have engaged with us on this. Chrome is a diverse, worldwide community, and we’re lucky to have users who care as much as you do. Keep the feedback coming.


    Source: Product updates based on your feedback
    Brink's Avatar Posted By: Brink
    26 Sep 2018


  1. Posts : 384
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       #1

    They wouldn't have to do this if they....say....used different user accounts.... (functionality)

    Or signed out of browsers on shared machines (security)

    Catering to the stupid
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  2. jimbo45's Avatar
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    Hi folks

    I have to query the whole necessity of having to use a google account in the first place -- why on earth would I want or need one - nothing wrong with Chrome as a browser but if I'm not a gmail user what possible use to man or beast is a google account.

    I like chrome as a browser - and you don't need an account to use it. Anything you can buy via google is usually available on amazon too at the same or cheaper price. Also if you like amazon prime TV shows etc then it's worth having an account there in that case. Can't though see point of a google account.

    Even on those machines where more than 1 user can use it - surely the whole thing should reflect the current status of the logged in user and unless in admin mode any other data for different accounts on that machine won't be accessible to the person logged in.

    Cheers
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    jimbo45 said:
    Hi folks

    I have to query the whole necessity of having to use a google account in the first place -- why on earth would I want or need one - nothing wrong with Chrome as a browser but if I'm not a gmail user what possible use to man or beast is a google account.

    I like chrome as a browser - and you don't need an account to use it. Anything you can buy via google is usually available on amazon too at the same or cheaper price. Also if you like amazon prime TV shows etc then it's worth having an account there in that case. Can't though see point of a google account.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    The cloud apps can be useful. Basic collaboration with Google Sheets and Google Drive.

    Gmail is one of the best webmail applications IMO

    If you are a content creator the YouTube console is de-rigeur.

    That's before you even touch Maps, Calendar and Photos, some say it might even have a search facility.

    All apps native to Android.

    Not saying there aren't alternatives, but they're streets ahead of Microsoft and have you used Apple? It sucks compared to the main list here.
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  4. IAmNoOne's Avatar
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    o.k. this has me a bit confused. currently chrome through 69 open the browser and if you were logged in when you last closed the browser you will be logged in like normal, but what happens when during that session in 70 and later if i go to gmail and log into a different? do i get logged out of the main account i currently use for syncing? if so that's going to screw up a lot from what i see.
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  5. Brink's Avatar
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    IAmNoOne said:
    o.k. this has me a bit confused. currently chrome through 69 open the browser and if you were logged in when you last closed the browser you will be logged in like normal, but what happens when during that session in 70 and later if i go to gmail and log into a different? do i get logged out of the main account i currently use for syncing? if so that's going to screw up a lot from what i see.

    It will still be turned on by default. In Chrome 70, you will just have the option below to be able to turn off auto sign-in if wanted.

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  6. IAmNoOne's Avatar
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    winactive said:
    They wouldn't have to do this if they....say....used different user accounts.... (functionality)

    Or signed out of browsers on shared machines (security)

    Catering to the stupid
    proactively protecting peoples privacy is more accurate, cause they and every company have been bludgeoned over the head by consumers to protect their data.
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  7. IAmNoOne's Avatar
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    Brink said:
    It will still be turned on by default. In Chrome 70, you will just have the option below to be able to turn off auto sign-in if wanted.

    thanks brink appreciate the quick response, but the main question is how does this effect the account i currently use for syncing? does it mean every time i log into a different gmail account to check mail chrome will change my default browser/sync login?
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  8. Brink's Avatar
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    It should behave the same way as it does now for you.
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  9. Posts : 384
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       #9

    All it’s going to do is annoy people who have it set correctly, use it correctly. People have to have some kind of responsibility for their actions and data.
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