One quick way to enhance your security online is by changing your email password on a regular basis. But for many people, doing so may mean changing a password for a Gmail account. Do you know how to change your Gmail password? If not, don’t worry: We’ll show you how. Just follow our step-by-step guide below.
With more than 1.5 billion email addresses as of 2018, Gmail may be one of the most popular email clients in the world. But that doesn’t mean everyone is an expert on how to use every single part of it. Here’s how to change your Gmail password whether you use the desktop website or the Gmail Android app.
Step 1: Sign in to your Google account
Input your login details as requested and, if needed, verify your identity using two-factor authentication.
Step 2: Open your security settings
Click on the Security tab and you’ll be presented with a number of options. Scroll down until you find the section labeled Signing in to Google.
Step 3: Change your password
Find the section titled Password. It will tell you when you last changed it and whether you have two-step verification activated. Click the Password button and when prompted, input your password again to confirm your identity. You’ll then be asked to input a new password. Make sure it’s complicated, with a mix of numbers, letters, capital letters, and special characters. If you’re worried about forgetting it, use a password manager.
Once you’ve confirmed the password and clicked on the blue Change Password button, the change is complete and your account is nice and secure. This is also a good time to double-check your other account details, such as two-step verification and recovery methods.
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