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2. Add recovery email address

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If you ever can’t sign in, a recovery email can help you get back into your Google Account.

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Add recovery email address

  1. Go to your Google Account.
  2. On the left navigation panel, click Personal info.
  3. Under "Contact info," click Email Recovery email. You might need to sign in.
  4. Follow the steps on the screen.

Choose an email address that you use regularly and is different from the one you use to sign in to your Google Account.

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