Prevent phishing with Password Alert

Password Alert helps keep your Google Account safe, including the info you have stored in Gmail or YouTube.

When you add Password Alert to your Chrome browser, you’ll get automatic alerts when your Google password is used to sign in to non-Google sites.

Turn on Password Alert
  1. In Google Chrome, sign in to your Google Account.
  2. Go to the Chrome store and download Password Alert.
  3. Follow the onscreen instructions.
  4. Sign in to your Google Account again to get started.

Remember, Password Alert only works with the Chrome browser.

Note: If you are a G Suite administrator, learn more about how your organization can use Password Alert here.

Turn off Password Alert
  1. In Google Chrome, sign in to your Google Account.
  2. In the top right, select More More .

  3. Select More tools.
  4. Select Extensions.
  5. Find Password Alert on the list of extensions.
  6. Select Remove Remove.
How Password Alert works

Once you’ve turned Password Alert on, you’ll get an alert any time your Google Account password is used to sign in to a non-Google site.

You can either ignore the alert or take action. For example, you can change your password if you think someone else has your account information.

Keep in mind that Password Alert doesn’t permanently store your password or keystrokes, or send either to anyone.

Learn more about keeping your Google Account secure.

When you can use your Google Account password?

You can still use your Google Account password to sign-in to Google-related apps and services like Gmail, YouTube, Chrome, and Play Using the same password on a non-Google site will trigger Password Alert.

If you use the same password for all your accounts, we recommend changing your Google Account password. Otherwise, if one of your accounts is compromised, they could all be compromised.

Password Alert questions? Check here.

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