Edit your basic account information

To edit your account, just sign in on My Account.

Email address
  1. Sign in to My Account.
  2. In the "Personal info & privacy" section, choose Your personal info.
  3. Select Email. 
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions. 

Note: It's not possible to change your username if you use Gmail. Learn more

Phone number
  1. Sign in to My Account.
  2. In the "Personal info & privacy" section, choose Your personal info.
  3. Select Phone.
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions. 

Learn more about adding a phone number to your account

Password
  1. Sign in to My Account.
  2. In the "Sign-in & security" section, select Signing in to Google. 
  3. Select Password.
  4. Reenter your password if asked
  5. Follow the onscreen instrutions and select Change password. 

For more information on security and safety, check out Google's Safety Center.

Account nickname
  1. Sign in to My Account.
  2. In the "Personal info & privacy" section, choose Your personal info.
  3. Choose Nickname.
  4. Enter your new nickname (or delete your current nickname).
  5. Choose Done.

If you have Google+, you can change your personal name or nickname by clicking Edit profile in the "Personal info" box.

Birthday

Adding your birthday to your Google Account lets us know you’re old enough to use certain features. You can also share it on Google+. Learn how to add a birthday to your account.

Timezone

When you travel, you may want to view events in your current location's time zone. To change your time zone, edit your settings in Google Calendar.

Profile photo

If you use Google+, read these steps on changing your profile photo.

Removing products
  1. Sign in to My Account.
  2. In the "Account preferences" section, select Delete your account or services.
  3. Choose Delete products.
  4. Click the link to delete the product you want to remove.

Note that it's not always possible to remove an individual service. If you'd like to learn more about the options available for a service, visit the Google Help page, where you can find extensive information on specific products.

Deleting your account
  1. Sign in to My Account. If you forgot your password, you can reset it.
  2. In the “Account preferences” section, select Delete your account or services.
  3. Choose Delete Google Account and data.
  4. Review what you’re deleting and check both boxes at the bottom of the page. Choose Delete Account.

Note: If you delete your account, you'll permanently delete the Google products associated with that account, such as your Web & App Activity. If you use Gmail with your account, you'll no longer be able to access your inbox, and you won't be able to reuse your Gmail username.

For tips about online safety, visit Google's Safety Center.

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Kaley is on the Accounts support team and author of this help page. Please leave suggestions below on how to improve her article.

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