How Cross-Account Protection can help keep your account safe

Our security technology helps detect suspicious events to better protect your Google Account. With Cross-Account Protection, we can share security notifications about suspicious events with apps and services you’ve connected to your Google Account. That way, third-party apps and services can use Google’s suspicious event detection to help keep you safer online.

How Cross-Account Protection works

What apps & services get security notifications from Google

To get security notifications from Google, a third-party app or service must:

When security notifications are sent

Security notifications are sent when a sensitive event happens on your Google Account. Examples of sensitive events can include your:

  • Account being hacked
  • Account being suspended or disabled
  • Account being signed out from your devices or browsers
How security notifications are used

Security notifications can be used by Google and participating apps and services to do things like:

  • Better identify suspicious activity on your account
  • Sign you out of the participating app or service to help secure your account

Manage Cross-Account Protection

Find which apps & services participate
  1. Go to your Connections to third-party apps and services page.
    • You may need to sign in.
  2. To find out if it participates in Cross-Account protection, select an app or service.
    • If the app or service has the Cross-Account Protection badge Cross-account protection icon, it participates in Cross-Account Protection.
Remove account access

If you no longer want to use a third-party app or service that's participating in Cross-Account Protection, you can remove its access to your account.

Once you remove access from a third-party app or service, the app:

  • Gets a final notification that the connection stopped.
  • No longer receives security reports for your Google Account.

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