Share some access to your Google Account with third-party apps

To unlock certain features, you can give third-party apps and services some access to your Google Account. For example, a photo editor app may request access to your Google Photos to apply filters.

Some Google products that third-party apps and services may request access includes:

  • Gmail
  • Drive
  • Calendar
  • Photos
  • Contacts

Important: Third-party apps are companies or developers that aren’t Google. Only give access to your Google Account if you trust a third-party app.

Give a third-party app access to your Google Account

To share some access to your Google Account data, follow these instructions:

  1. When a third-party app or service prompts you to share access to your Google Account, review the request carefully to find what information and permissions it asks for.
  2. If you decide to share access, you must sign in to your Google Account.
  3. Authorize the third-party app or service to have some access to your Google Account data.

Share your Google data with third party apps:

Third-party apps can request different kinds of access to your Google Account. They can request access to:

  • Get your basic profile: Your basic profile information includes your name, email address, and profile picture. To create a new account on the third-party app or service, a third-party app may request this information. When you sign in with Google on third-party apps and services that have this feature, you authorize access to your basic profile. Learn how to sign in with Google.
  • View and copy data from your Google Account: Third-party apps and services can request for permission to find and copy data like your contacts, photos, YouTube playlists, and more.
    • If you revoke the third-party app’s access to your Google Account, they can’t access your data anymore. You may need to request to delete the data they already have.
  • Manage data in your Google Account: Third-party apps or services may request permission to edit, upload, create, or delete data in your Google Account.
    • For example:
      • A film editor app may edit your video and upload it to your YouTube channel.
      • An event planner app may create or delete events on your Google Calendar.

Common questions about access to your Google Account

How do I know which third-party apps have access to my Google Account data?
You can check which apps and services you’ve authorized access to your Google Account in your connections management page.

Tip: To review or change the access of a third-party app or service, select its name from the list.

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How do I remove third-party access to my Google Account?

If you no longer want a third-party app to have access to your Google Account, you can remove them from your third-party connections.

  1. Make sure you’re signed into your Google Account.
  2. View the apps and services with third-party access.
  3. Select the third-party app or service from the list whose connection you want to remove.
  4. Select See details and then Remove access and then Confirm.

Tip: If you have more than one connection type, your third-party access connection appears under “{App name} has some access to your Google Account.”

How much of my Google data can a third-party have access to?

Third-party apps can only access the data and services that you authorize them to. Before Google shares any of your data with a third-party app or service, you’ll find a list of the data and services that the third-party wants to access.

For example, if you authorize a third-party app to access only your Google Calendar data, they can access only that data and not any of your other Google data, like your Google Photos or Contacts.

You can remove access to your Google Account at any time.

Can a third-party modify my Google account data?

You can give third-party apps different levels of access to your Google Account like basic account information and to view or modify your account data. If you authorize a third-party app access to manage your Google Account data, they can edit, create, and delete data in your Google Account. When you authorize access to your account, you can find the type of access that the third-party app requests for, on access that third-parties can have.

Should I share my Google password with a third-party for access?

Do not share your Google Account password on a third-party app or service. If you share your Google Account password with a third-party app or service, they’ll have full access to your account and this can compromise your account security.

Instead, you can share some access to your Google Account with trusted third-party apps and services, which is more secure.

What if I’m logged out of my Google Account?

To authorize access to a third-party app or service, you must sign in to your Google Account.

What if I have more than one Google Account?

If you have more than one Google Account, you're prompted to select the account you want to use or sign in to another Google Account to continue.

What happens if I delete my Google Account?

If you delete your Google Account, you also delete all associated third-party connections. The third-party app or service may keep information you previously shared with them. You may need to ask the third-party app to delete any data they already have.

What happens if I delete my third-party account?

When you delete your third-party account, it doesn’t affect your Google Account.

  • To stop sharing your data with a third-party app or service, remove them from your connections management page. This revokes any access you have previously granted them.

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