Well, it's a long time I'm using my Gmail account. Today, I had a talk with my friends about the date we created our Gmail accounts and we all had some guesses about it. Is there any option in Gmail info/settings where I can see the date I created my account?
- Go to Settings → Forwarding and POP/IMAP
- See the POP download: → 1. Status: POP is enabled for all mail that has arrived since xx/xx/xx
The most appropriate solution (as of now) is-
Click "Create an archive"
Click on "Google+ circles > Transfer your Google+ connections to another account"
You'll see the account creation date
This is the only conclusive answer there is to give about this topic:
- Go to google.com/takeout and sign-in with your current Google Account.
- Now click the link that says “Transfer your Google+ connections to another account”
- Google will once again require your account password. Sign-in and on the next screen you’ll see you Google Account creation
With reference to this article: Find the Creation Date of your Google Account
the method is very simple:
- open Gmail
- click on "all mail"
- the message in the upper right hand corner of the window will say "1-100 of xx,xxx"
- divide xx,xxx by 100 and round up. That is the last page number (Y)
- change the url by adding /pY so it reads .../..#all/pY
- My first message is from 3/18/2005 and has the subject "Gmail is different. Here's what you need to know"
The previous answers proposed several ways to find the creation date. Following, there is a summary
- Gmail welcome message.
This could be the easiest method and could work for many users but it's not reliable because the message could be deleted, the Gmail service could has been added after the account was created (i.e. Youtube accounts) or removed and added several times.
- Date in the Gmail POP settings.
This was retired.
- Date in the Transfer of Google+ connections to another account
This was retired.
This is a hack of @mhoran_psprep's answer. Just visit the following URL -
Well, it's a safe guess that you don't have more than 999900 mails. Gmail will redirect you to the last page of your inbox, which will have the first 50 emails you ever received.
Ways have changed over years, so there is the one working now.
- Go to Google Takout
- Sign in with your account
- Click "Create an archive" (located in top right corner)
- Scroll down to "Google+ Circles"
- Click "Edit"
- Click "Transfer your Google+ connections to another account"
- On that page you'll find creation date of your Google account
As of June of 2016, none of the methods here worked for me.
I did, however, find a workaround that might work for some (only if you have not changed your initial password, however):
Open your Google account (FYI, this page has the following header: Control, protect, and secure your account, all in one place).
Look in the Sign-in & security box and click the Signing in to Google link therein.
On the ensuing Signing in to Google page, look in the Password & sign-in method box and observe the date your password was last changed. If you haven't ever changed your gmail password, said date will most likely be the date that you created said account.
You can go to http://drive.google.com and click
View Details on the PDF file that is created in there.