Edit your Google Account information

Manage the information associated with your Google Account.

Edit your basic account information

You can edit information like your name, the email and phone number associated with your account, and your birthday. This basic information is used to help others get in touch with you more easily in products like Hangouts, Gmail, and Maps.

  1. Sign in to My Account.
  2. In the "Personal info & privacy" section, select Your personal info.
  3. Choose the information you want to edit and follow the onscreen instructions.

Note: The email and phone number here are used to help identify you and help you keep in touch. They are not the same as your recovery phone number and email address, which help you get back into your account if you forget your password.

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

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

Control how other people see you

On your "About me" page, you can choose what other people see about you. You can edit how your information appears to people you interact with across Google services, such as Gmail and Hangouts. Some of the things you can change include:

  • Nickname
  • Employment info, like where you work
  • Personal contact info, like your phone number, email address, and mailing address
  • Work contact info, like your work email and phone number
  • Places you've visited
  • Education info

Learn more about updating this information.

Time zone

When you travel, you might want to view events in your current location's time zone. You can change your time zone in Google Calendar.

What Google does with this information

Google uses this information to help other users of Google products (like Hangouts, Gmail, and Maps) learn more about you and easily get in touch. For example, when you're having a conversation with someone on the Gmail or Hangouts app, they can click or touch your display photo, which shows the contact details you've decided to share.

Learn how to control how others see your information across Google.


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