Age requirements on Google Accounts

Below are the minimum age requirements to manage your own Google Account. In countries where Family Link is available, parents can help their children create and manage a Google Account. When a child reaches their country’s minimum age, they can manage their own account.

Find your country’s age requirement

For all countries not listed below, 13 is the minimum age to manage your own Google Account.

Note: These requirements may not be applicable to G Suite users, including accounts in G Suite for Education domains.

Asia
  • Japan: 13+
  • South Korea: 14+
Europe
  • Austria: 14+
  • Belgium: 16+
  • Bulgaria: 16+
  • Croatia: 16+
  • Cyprus: 16+
  • Czech Republic: 16+
  • Denmark: 13+
  • Estonia: 16+
  • Finland: 16+
  • France: 16 +
  • Germany: 16+
  • Greece: 16+
  • Hungary: 16+
  • Ireland: 16+
  • Italy: 16+
  • Latvia: 16+
  • Lithuania: 16+
  • Luxembourg: 16+
  • Malta: 16+
  • Netherlands: 16+
  • Poland: 16+
  • Portugal: 16+
  • Romania: 16+
  • Slovakia: 16+
  • Slovenia: 16+
  • Spain: 16+
  • Sweden: 13+
  • United Kingdom : 13+
North America
  • Canada: 13+
  • Mexico: 13+
  • United States: 13+
Oceania
  • Australia: 13+
  • New Zealand: 13+
South America
  • Argentina: 13+
  • Brazil: 13+
  • Chile: 13+

Service-specific age requirements

Some Google services have specific age requirements. Here are a few examples:

  • YouTube: When a YouTube video has been age-restricted, a warning screen is displayed and only users who are 18 or older can watch it. Learn more about age-restricted videos.
  • Google Payments: Most forms of payment are restricted to users who are 18 or older. For age requirements for Play gift card redemption, check your country's terms of service.
  • AdSense: 18+
  • AdWords: 18+

Disabled account due to incorrect birth date

Across Google services, if you enter a birth date indicating you are not old enough to have a Google Account, your account may be disabled. If you incorrectly entered your birthdate, learn how to re-enable your Google Account.

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