How to add/remove User accounts in Linux from Graphical Interface

This article is about adding/removing users using a GUI. If you are looking for a command line method, see add/remove user accounts

Lets get straight to the task. Just follow the following steps to learn about adding or removing user accounts in Linux using a GUI. Here I will use GNOME desktop environment but similar steps can be taken in other Desktop Environments to do the same.

Go to User and Groups application

 Go to Users and groups application to manage users

Click the add user button to ?

 In order to create a new user, click add user

Fill the Info and click ok

 Fill in the user info and click ok.

As you can see the new user is created

 As you can see the new user is created

click delete to delete the user

 In order to delete a user click delete.

In order to manage more user options go to properties

 If you want more user management options select properties

Here we add the user to a group

Here we add the user to a group "linuxers"

the new user is added to the group

 The user is added.

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