My company uses a Gmail-based email server. For integration with a partner's system I have been asked for my Gmail "user ID", here is what they wrote:

there are usually two emails associated, one should be nicolas.raout@mycorp.jp, the other one should be userID@mycorp.jp

Searching the web reveals this question on StackOverflow:

How to get Google User ID something which looks like "1242343543557656", using the GMail address in Android?

QUESTION: As a simple web user, how can I get my ID?
Or is there no such thing?

I could not find it at https://myaccount.google.com

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    The only place in Google I've ever seen anything like that is in Google+. Is that what you mean? – ale May 23 '17 at 14:11
  • @ale: I am pretty sure it is not the same as the Google+ identifier (Google+ identifier being public it would make spam very easy). Also, the linked StackOverflow question does not mention Google+. – nic May 24 '17 at 3:18

You can use your email account in API.

If you have some.user@gmail.com.
You can use that in API instead of userId.

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Now deprecated services like Picasa Web Albums used to show the user id on links

From https://support.google.com/picasa/answer/6383491?hl=en

Links that will continue to work

  • Links to photos and albums whose URLs use your user ID number (and not your username).
  • Links to Public Galleries whose URLs use your user ID number (and not your username).

If you used Picasa Web Albums and shared a link to one of your albums through email or something like that, that could help you to find your user id as a " simple web user".


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  • Sign in to your AdWords account
  • Look in the top right corner of any page.
  • Find Customer ID above your email address.


  • Sign in to your AdWords account
  • Click the help icon in the top right corner.
  • Find Customer ID at the bottom of the menu.

API ID REQUEST: https://developers.google.com/gmail/api/

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