Apps with access to your account

On the Apps with access to your account page, you can see a list of sites and applications. These are sites and applications to which you’ve granted permission to access your Google Account, and you can see on this list to what parts of your account they have access.

For example, you might have downloaded an app that helps you schedule workouts with friends. This application might have requested access to your Google Calendar and Contacts to suggest times and friends for you to meet up with.

There are several levels of access an application can have to your Google Account, but here are few examples:

Full account access

When you give an app full account access, it can see and change nearly all information in your Google Account.

But even with full access, an app can't:

  • Change your password
  • Delete your account
  • Use Google Pay to send, request, and receive money

Before you give an app full account access:

  • Make sure the app is installed on your computer, phone, or tablet.
  • Make sure you trust the app.

If you've granted full account access to an app you don't trust or recognize, we recommend that you revoke this permission by clicking Remove access.

Tip: Certain Google applications may be listed under full account access. For example, you might see that the Google Maps application you downloaded for your iPhone has full account access.

View your basic profile information

These apps have access to basic data from your account, like your name, email address, and profile picture. You might also see that the app can "Sign you in using your Google Account." That means that you can sign in to these apps with your Google Account using Google Sign-in, saving you the hassle of remembering new passwords or creating a new account.

About read and write access

Permissions for some apps and sites might include read and write access, which means that they can post information about your activity on their app or site to Google services you use. For example, if you have an app that helps you manage your calendar, it can create or delete events on your Google Calendar.

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