- Keep your account safe by updating your security measures
- Change your Gmail password
- Additional steps to secure your Gmail account
Keep your account safe by updating your security measures
Change your Gmail email password regularly to protect your information from hackers and keep your messages secure.
Change your Gmail password
All Google products use the same account information. When you change your Gmail password, you change your Google account password . Use this new password when using YouTube, Google Photos, Google Maps, and other Google products.
If you suspect your account has been hacked, check your computer for malware and key-writing software before updating your Gmail password.
Sign in to your Gmail account.
Select Settings (gear icon ⚙ ), then select Settings .
Go to the tab Accounts and Import .
In chapter Change account settings select change Password .
Enter your current Gmail password to verify your identity, then select Further .
Enter a new password.
Choose a secure cracked password. Store passwords in a safe place or in a free password manager.
Additional steps to secure your Gmail account
If you’ve been a victim of password theft or are concerned that someone is using your Gmail account, here are some tips to help protect your data:
Remotely sign out of all Gmail sessions to prevent lost or stolen devices from accessing your Google account.
Make sure you know all the services and people who have access to your Gmail account.
Turn on Gmail’s two-step verification (also known as two-factor authentication) for an extra layer of security.