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How do I recover my Google account (or Gmail) password or username?

I have forgotten the password or username for my Google account, or I'm unable to access my account for other reasons. How can I recover my account? (This Q&A is meant as a general description ...
155 votes
8 answers
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How do I retrieve a message I accidentally archived in Gmail?

I was trying to mark an email as "Important" in Gmail and accidentally archived it. Now I cannot locate it, since there is no "archive" label anywhere. How do I get it back?
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137 votes
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Make a single page landscape in Google Documents

I have a really large table and I need to add it to a portrait document. Is there any way to make a single page landscape in Google Docs? In Word you could add a "Section break" and do that. But I'm ...
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8 votes
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How to replace the mobile phone number in my Gmail account

I have my mobile phone number in my Gmail account and that number has been changed. How can l add the new number to this account?
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He says he is taking a nap but Facebook Messenger say online 1 minute ago

My boyfriend says he will take a nap and that is fine with me. After half an hour, I checked if I have messages from him only to find out that he was online 1 minute ago. I asked him but he says that ...
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228 votes
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How do I change my default account with Google multiple sign-in?

After I enable multiple sign-in, and login to multiple accounts, I see that one of them says "(Default)". How do I change which of the accounts is the default one?
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How do I delete all my mail from my Gmail account?

I want to clear my mail from my Gmail account, but don't feel like selecting every message (also the archived ones). Is there an easy way to delete all my mail from Gmail without having to delete my ...
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220 votes
7 answers
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Is there a way I can see a list of all my YouTube comments over time?

I posted something the other day and wish I could find the video again. Is there a way I can see all of my comments?
8 votes
3 answers
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How can I delete Facebook messages sent to other users?

How can I delete Facebook messages I've sent to other Facebook users from their inbox? I have had a conversation with my friend but now I want to delete my messages from that conversation. Can I have ...
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15 votes
4 answers
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I don't have an Instagram account. Can I still look at users' Instagram photos?

I don't plan on joining Instagram any time soon. But I have many friends who use the service and they occasionally ask: "Did you see what John posted yesterday?" I tell them no, and then ask them to ...
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80 votes
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How to mark all e-mails as read in Gmail?

I was checking my email on my phone, and for some reason it glitched out and marked every single of my thousand emails unread. Is there any way I can mark all emails as read as once instead of doing ...
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18 votes
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How can I find out when I subscribed to a YouTube channel?

I am trying to find out when I subscribed to a certain YouTube channel. I don't think I did. I have searched and cannot find any way. Is there any way to learn when or how long I have been ...
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No Add Friend Button but many mutual friends?

An old friend and I have 18 mutual Facebook friends. Until a month ago, I could have sent him a friend request, as the button to add friend was there. Then all of a sudden, the "add friend" button ...
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147 votes
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Google Sheets formula for "if contains"

I'm trying to figure out how to identify IF a list of items in one cell containing a value or string. EXAMPLE Cell A1 contains sites, sheets, docs, slides. I want cell B1 to display a 1 'if' cell A1 ...
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How to get the count of messages with someone in Facebook

I want to know the number of messages I have with anyone on Facebook. Is there some way to know the count of messages that have been exchanged between me and someone else?
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How do I un-ignore a conversation in Facebook Messenger?

In Facebook Messenger, in a conversation with a friend I clicked on the info button (you know, the one that also has "View profile" and stuff) and I clicked "Ignore messages" thinking it just wouldn't ...
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1 answer
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How do I create background image in Google docs

How do I create an image behind text in Google docs (the text editor part)?
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5 answers
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How to update the Facebook profile picture from iPhone?

How can I change my Facebook profile picture through the iPhone? Is it possible? If yes, then how?
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8 votes
2 answers
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How can I recover my Gmail account when I remember the password, not the username?

I have a Gmail account that I haven't used in ages so I've forgotten the login name I used to sign up with. I've forgotten the recovery e-mail address setup on the account but I can remember my ...
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Twitter account still logged in on friend's phone

I just changed my password, but one time I used my friend's mobile phone to access my account using the add account feature. Sometimes she uses my account to write or read something, and she still ...
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25 votes
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Delete photo in Gmail/Google profile without uploading another?

I want to delete the photo associated with my Gmail account without adding another photo. I tried doing this in Google profile, but I could only find the option to upload a different photo (which I ...
23 votes
7 answers
220k views

Change background color of single page in Google Document

I would like to know how to change the background color of the cover page of a multi-page Google Document.
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27 votes
4 answers
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Remove "labels" overlay on new Google Maps

On the old style Google Maps there was an option to remove the "labels" overlay so in satellite view you would just see the map. In the new version of Maps I can't seem to find out how to remove ...
92 votes
5 answers
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How do I check my promotional credit with Amazon?

I'm trying to figure out how much promotional credit I have before I make a purchase (stupid 1-click for digital purchases). I do not want to check my gift card balance. I want to know how much ...
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148 votes
2 answers
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How to modify a URL to get a Google cached version of page?

I want to look at a Google cached version of a webpage, but can't find it through the usual mechanisms, as per this related question. Is there a way to modify the URL in the address bar to take me to ...
553 votes
5 answers
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Strikethrough with GitHub Markdown

Using HTML tags is supposed to work with GitHub Markdown but, in particular, <s>text</s> is not working for me. It used to work on the now deprecated live preview page, but not on preview ...
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How can I hide my friends list in Facebook?

I don't want people to see my friend list when they look at my Facebook account. How can I hide my friends list from people looking at my Facebook account? When I google for this, I see about 100 ...
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257 votes
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How do I strikethrough text in Gmail?

Basically I want to strike through some text; how can I do this?
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80 votes
4 answers
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How to move photos from Google Drive to Google Photos?

I have a lot of photos in Google Drive, in random folders. I want to move them to Google Photos, because I really like the phone/tablet application - while the web app is... less good. I have no ...
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10 votes
3 answers
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View private Instagram photos through a web browser

My Instagram account has a set of photos (marked as private) that I want to get access to. I don't currently have access to an IOS device so cannot use the Instagram application to view the photos. ...
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92 votes
5 answers
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How do I add a caption to an image in Google Documents?

When inserting an image into a Google Document, text can be made to wrap around the image by clicking on it and choosing the "Wrap Text" option. How can I also add a caption to the image, with text ...
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19 votes
2 answers
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How do I get the phone numbers of my Facebook Friends?

There was a time that somehow Facebook synced to my phone and that was great but I did not want all of them. How can I manually select the Facebook numbers and then export it to my phone via Contacts ...
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53 votes
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How to create an em dash in Google Documents?

In most word processing applications, entering two sequential dashes is enough to create an em dash. Not in Google Documents: It'd be nice if those two hyphens joined together — wouldn't it? (...
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Remove email address from suggestions in To field on Gmail

Gmail keeps populating the To field with an out of date e-mail address that I no longer contact. The email address isn't in my address book but I did use it a lot previously (the contact has since ...
34 votes
8 answers
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How can I download all messages from Facebook?

How can I download all my private messages from Facebook? I don't really want to have to scroll through the actual messages, wait for older ones to load, and copy and paste since I have 7k+ messages ...
9 votes
1 answer
360k views

How do I delete my credit card information from Google Play Store?

I once added a credit card to my Google account to buy some apps, but now I would like to remove that information. I cannot find any settings, where I could delete it.
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22 votes
4 answers
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How do I remove an account from Google multi-login?

I have three accounts among the multiple accounts I have for Google's products. One of them belongs to a friend who accidentally made his account one of mine when he was using my PC. How do I remove ...
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202 votes
7 answers
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How do I link a cell in Google Spreadsheets to a cell in another document?

I have a monthly spreadsheet that relies on figures from the previous month. I'd like to import these values dynamically rather than cutting and pasting them. Is this possible? How do I do it?
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2 answers
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How do I find a Facebook "friend request" that I declined?

How do I find an old "friend request" that I declined?
86 votes
1 answer
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How exactly does MEGA's download work?

When you download a file from the MEGA service, you are shown a pretty download progress bar within the browser. Once this progress bar reaches 100%, your browser then begins to download the file. ...
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22 votes
3 answers
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How to hide my likes from my friends on Facebook?

My friends say that they are notified when I like a post on Facebook. I don't want this. What is the privacy option that can help me?
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Why can't I see some mutual Facebook friends?

I share mutual friends with a lot of people on Facebook, yet on some they don’t show up. It shows that we have 12 mutual friends, but I only see 4. How does that happen? For example, one friend has ...
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How to remove accounts from "Choose an account" list in Google sign in?

When signing in with Google (OAuth), it shows a list of accounts it already knows about. How can I remove some accounts from this list? I know I can nuke all of them by deleting all cookies, but I'd ...
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10 votes
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How to update Facebook Profile without announcing it to everyone?

How do I update my profile Basic Info, such as location, education, job, etc. without triggering a notification on Friends' Notification (upper left) or their Wall/Timeline/Recent Friend Activity page....
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What happens to my comments, likes, and chat, when I delete my Facebook profile?

I assume that my posts are deleted when I delete my Facebook account, but what about the "like"s that I gave to other posts? Is the "likes" count on that post/page reduced? Or the comments I made on ...
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11 votes
4 answers
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Find first Facebook message in a thread

Is there a way to search or arrive at the first Facebook message in a thread without scrolling back for hours?
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7 answers
377k views

Can I change my Gmail email address?

I have a stupidly long email address on Gmail and would like to get it changed, or even just get a new one, but I can't see how. As soon as I log in on Google it knows who I am and signing up for a ...
102 votes
1 answer
438k views

A faster way to access Strikethrough on Google Docs

I use a document on Google Docs as a simple to do list. I hate it that I have to access the Strikethrough command via a menu. Is there a hidden keystroke to toggle Strikethrough or perhaps a way ...
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Is there a way to create a Yahoo! account without having a cell phone that can receive SMS messages?

I'd like to create a Yahoo! account. The signup page won't let me proceed without entering a cell phone number, and it won't recognize my Google Voice number as a valid cell phone number. Is there a ...
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How to join group in Telegram group based on an invite code

Someone provide this: tg://join?invite=EaEnSUPktgfoI-xxxxxxxx How do I join that group in web based version of Telegram? I tried that link in my Chrome browser but it just did a Google search. ...