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How Google Accounts work

A Google Account gives you Google-wide access to most Google products, such as AdWords, Gmail, and YouTube, using the same username and password.

Find out if you have a Google Account

If you're already using a Google product such as Gmail, for example, then you have a Google Account.

If you're not sure you've signed up for any Google products, you can check by visiting the Google Accounts password change page. Enter any email address you think you might've used to create a Google Account. If we don't recognize it, you'll immediately see a message from us. Below the message, you'll see a link to create a Google Account using that email address.

If we see that your email address is tied to a Google Account, we'll send you an email with a link to reset the Google Account's password.

What you need to create a Google Account

If you don't have a Google Account but do have an email address, you can create a Google account using that email address. If you don't have an email address, you can create one with Gmail, at https://accounts.google.com/SignUp.

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