When a third-party app requests access to your Google Account, you may get a warning if the app has not completed the Google verification process. Those unverified third-party apps that request access to your sensitive account data may not have been reviewed for compliance with Google’s data security policies.
Important: Third parties are companies or developers that aren’t Google. Only share your data with third parties you trust.
Why some apps are unverified
Certain apps that request access to sensitive account data go through a Google verification process before being made widely available to consumers.
Apps may be unverified because the:
- Developer is still testing the app.
- App is internal and limited to a specific organization.
Untrustworthy developers may try to use unverified apps for harmful purposes, like to distribute unwanted software or steal personal information. Only share your data if you’re confident you can trust the app developer.
Avoid unverified apps
If you receive a warning that an app is unverified, do not share your data unless you know and trust the app developer.
Manage apps with access to your account
- To check for risky third-party apps with access to your account, use Security Checkup.
- Review the apps with access to your data.
- Learn how to remove third-party account access.
- If you believe an app creates spam, impersonates you, or uses your data in harmful ways, report a third-party app or service.
- Manage third-party sites and apps with access to your child’s account.