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Change your username

When you create your Google Account, your username is the full email address you used to create your account. This means you’ll have to change or delete the email address linked to your account if you want to change your username.

If you use Gmail

If you use Gmail with your Google Account, it's not currently possible to change your Gmail username after you've registered. You can, however, delete Gmail from your account and use a different, non-Gmail address for your Google Account. You can also create another Google Account with a different Gmail username.

If you use another email service

If you don't use Gmail with your Google Account, you can change your account username to another email address at any time.

Change the email address on your account

If you aren’t using Gmail with your Google Account, follow these steps to change the email address on your account:

  1. Sign in to My Account.
  2. In the “Personal info & privacy” section, select Your personal info.
  3. Click Email and then Google account email
  4. Enter your new email address.
  5. Choose Save.

Once you've saved the change, you should get a message at the email address you just added to your account. To complete the change, click the verification link in this message. You should also get a message at your old email address confirming the change.

If you don't get these emails and you’ve already checked your spam folder, request a new email.

Account email requirements
  • If you’re adding a Gmail address to your Google Account, it must be a new one and cannot be associated with any other Google Account.
  • If you’re adding an email address to your Google Account as a primary email address that was previously an alternate email address, you’ll need to make sure it’s deleted from your account first.
  • The account username that you choose must be an active, valid email address that you can access.

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