Changing the e-mail address of a Google Account

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There are times where it may be necessary to change the primary e-mail address of a personal Google Account, for example, to allow the Google Apps service to claim ownership of the account. The following steps outline the procedure for changing your primary e-mail address.

Note: This article does not apply to accounts which use the Gmail service.

 

To change your primary e-mail address:

  1. Sign in to My Account.
  2. In the "Personal info & privacy" section, select Your personal info.
  3. In the "Email" section, choose Edit (pencil icon).
  4. Enter your new e-mail address.
  5. Click Save.

 

Once you've saved the change, you should get a message at the email address you just added to your account. To complete the change, click the verification link in this message. You should also get a message at your old email address confirming the change.

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