Canceling your Gmail address

If you decide that you don't need your Gmail address anymore, you can remove it from your account.

Deleting your Gmail address won’t free up your username. Once you delete your Gmail address, you won’t be able to use that same username (username@gmail.com) in the future.

Deleting your Gmail address will delete your emails and content saved within Gmail but it won’t delete your Google Account, including things like your Search History or YouTube usage.

Delete your Gmail address
  1. Sign in to My Account.
  2. In the “Account preferences” section, select Delete your account or services.
  3. Choose Delete products.
  4. In the “Delete a Product” section, select Remove Gmail permanently.
  5. Follow the onscreen instructions and select Remove Gmail.
I can’t sign in

You need to be able to sign in in order to delete your Gmail address. Click here to recover access to your account.

I am using Gmail offline

If you use Gmail offline, you'll also need to delete cookies associated with Gmail offline to remove your account completely. In Google Chrome, follow these steps:

  1. In your Chrome browser, select menu Menu.
  2. Hover over More tools.
  3. Select Clear browsing data.
  4. Check the box next to “Cookies and other site and plug-in data.”
  5. Select Clear browsing data.
I want to get my deleted Gmail account back

If you deleted your Gmail account but want it back, we work to help you recover your deleted account whenever we can. Within a few weeks' time, the account’s data might not be available anymore. You can find instructions for recovering your Gmail username here. 

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