How to Change Your Gmail Password

Keep Your Account Safe by Updating Your Security Measures

Updating your Gmail password is like a new lock and key for your emails.

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're changing your Google account password. Use this new password when using YouTube, Google Photos, Google Maps, and other Google products.

If you suspect your account was hacked, scan the computer for malware and keylogging software before updating your Gmail password.

  1. Sign in to your Gmail account.

  2. Select Settings (the gear icon ), then select Settings.

    Click the Settings gear (⚙) in your Gmail's navigation bar.
  3. Go to the Accounts and Import tab.

  4. In the Change account settings section, select Change password.

    Follow the Change password link under Change account settings:
  5. Enter your current Gmail password to verify your identity, then select Next.

    Screenshot of Google's change password screen
  6. Enter a new password.

Choose a secure, hack-proof password. Store passwords in a safe place or a free password manager.

Additional Steps to Secure Your Gmail Account

If you've been a victim of password theft or worried someone is using your Gmail account, here are a few tips to safeguard your info: