Less secure apps & your Google Account

Starting on September 30, 2024, less secure apps, third-party apps, or devices that have you sign in with only your username and password will no longer be supported for Google Workspace accounts. For exact dates, visit Google Workspace Updates. To continue to use a specific app with your Google Account, you’ll need to use a more secure type of access that doesn’t share password data. Learn how to use Sign in with Google.

If an app or site doesn’t meet our security standards, Google might block anyone who’s trying to sign in to your account from it. Less secure apps can make it easier for hackers to get in to your account, so blocking sign-ins from these apps helps keep your account safe.

Use more secure apps

If an app uses less secure sign-in technology, you might not be able to use it with your Google Account.

Apps that use only your username or password will create errors if they try to access your Google Account. These errors can appear as:

  • “Invalid username”
  • “Invalid password”
  • “Unable to log in”

You can sign in to your Google Account from any third-party app that has the "Sign in with Google" option. In some cases you may need to remove your Google Account and then add it again on your device.

Protect Your Identity Online

Get step-by-step visual guides on the tools and practices that will help you protect your personal information with Google's Online Security Guidebook.

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