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How to remove profile image on YouTube on Google Apps account with Google+ turned off?

My daughters friend has a profile image on her Google Apps account from school, but wants none. It is already turned off in mail, but certain Google Apps use profile image from somewhere else, still ...
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Removing an alternate username from a YouTube Channel

One of my family members made the mistake of setting their Gmail account to my YouTube Channel. I have finally gotten rid of the email as the primary but now I can't seem to figure out how to delete ...
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What happens if I integrate my work Google account with my personal Google account?

I have two Google accounts, one for personal with a @gmail.com address, and one for work with a @mycompany.com address. I created the @mycompany.com account to use a separate Google calendar for work. ...
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Signing in to Google through very different IP addresses

Because I connect to many different VPNs and make it appear that I'm in very different geographical locations, how do I add a whitelist of IP addresses that are allowed to sign in to my account so I ...
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How to sync two Gmail accounts

I have my college Id, collegeid@college.com (hosted on google apps) and a personal gmail id, username@gmail.com I created forward-to address in collegeid@college.com as username+college@gmail.com ...
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Disallowing multiple logins from same account on Google Drive

My business model mandates sharing a folder containing a vault of videos with my clients. Unfortunately, when I share the video vault with one client, they can in turn share their Google login with ...
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Google redirects back to sign in page after entering correct username and password

I have the correct user name and password but when I enter them I just get put back to the sign in page in an endless loop.
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Google private account login failure

How do I recover access to my Google private account, its not even showing prompts on password recovery or forgot password, I have all mechanisms but to no avail. I am unable to find the recovery ...
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Unable to set nickname/change name of Google account

I am trying to change the name in my google account at https://aboutme.google.com/. I get the following error. Trouble updating your information. Please try again later.
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Error while creating YouTube channel - “A name has not been set for this account. Please try again when a name has been set.”

I am trying to receive ownership of a YouTube channel at https://myaccount.google.com/brandaccounts. But I get the error "Failed to accept invitation". Also I am not able to create a new channel. ...
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Attackers might be trying to steal your information from accounts.blogger.com

Occasionally Google askes me to re-authenticate myself. And I get the screen below after entering my password. Anyone else getting this too? Why is this happening?
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Someone can recover my gmail account by guessing the account creation date

Google has a function which allows you to recover your gmail account by submitting the account creation date. Someone guessed mine successfully, and was able to recover my account and use it for their ...
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Previously synced Google account

How do I recover my previously synced Google account from another phone because previous phone has been broken.
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Changing a created Child account to an adult/regular account

I created a joint account for me and my girlfriend using the date we started dating as the date of birth. Since that was only three years ago it is a child account. I want to know if I can convert ...
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How can I set up Google Authenticator (TOTP) for 2-step verification on my Google account?

I want to set up a TOTP tool like Authy (or Google Authenticator, 1Password's TOTP support, etc) on my Google account, which works the same way as Google Authenticator. However, I can no longer find ...
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Change Google 2FA app from Gmail to another on iOS?

When logging into a Google service on the web with 2FA enabled, Google will prompt you to go to the Gmail app on the iPhone to confirm the login. If you delete the Gmail app, it will still prompt you ...
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Migrating accounts in Gmail

My school is quite annoying in that they want to delete all email accounts once you graduate. Having graduated I now have to move everything from one email to another, but the thing is that email is ...
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How to opt-out of a specific experimental feature by Google

Recently, I apparently got entered into an experimental new layout of Google Images. The layout I now get for images can be seen below: As you can see, the entire image preview is not much bigger ...
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How do I access the Google login page for a non-SSO account, if an SSO IDP is redirecting me?

I have a work Google account and a personal Google account. The work Google account uses a SAML identity provider (like Auth0, Okta, OneLogin, etc). The personal Google account is just a regular non-...
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Can my employer access my device's hardware info or control it in any manner even after I unregister? (On the Google apps/ business platform)

I added a new Google account on my device and signed in with my work account. It said that my device info like IMEI number, Mac address etc will be shared and the admins will also be able to control ...
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What is the mechanism behind linked email accounts in Chrome?

I have five email accounts. In chrome, I go to gmail.com, I log into one of them, and at the top right there is an icon for my account. If I click it I can see all my other accounts. Clicking on one ...
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Suspicious sign-in prevented on Google account after changing password

Yesterday I received a "suspicious sign-in prevented" email on my University google account. The email said that someone used MY PASSWORD to access my google account from a suspicious app. I ...
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Why does google forms ask me to sign in even though I am signed in?

I have gmail account signed in and when I open google forms that I received in my inbox, it asks me to sign in to continue. When I click sign in, it again reloads the same page and again asks me sign ...
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How to upload Google Data of one account to another Google account

While deleting the Google account, Google offers to download the data as a backup before deleting. The data includes Bookmarks, Calendar, Drive, Mail, Maps, etc of an account. I downloaded data ...
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How to make Google ask for password when switching between accounts

When using Gmail, have the option of switching between accounts by clicking the user icon in the upper right corner of the screen. Currently, can switch between the accounts listed when clicking the ...
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How to change Google Account language preferences? (NOT IN SETTINGS)

I was in Korea several years ago; I do not speak Korean, but my Google Account language preferences have since been very strange. I'm running into a problem where if I go to, say, https://www....
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Why YouTube shows two different names?

I created my channel with the name of 'enthusiastic ladka' and everywhere it shows expect my YouTube main title name. Why it is different? Here is the screenshot of my problem.
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Google search data

I went today through the process of deleting my entire data history from Google's servers. I went to myactivity and browsed through EACH TAB and clicked DELETE ALL ACTIVITY. I even went through ...
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Google links leading to different site

Each time I click on the 'sign in' link (or even a link to view a document sent by someone else) to sign into my Google accounts I am led to a different site completely. A little background that may ...
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500 error code bug when trying to delete Google+ account

It is February 2, 2019. When trying to delete my Google+ account, I encounter a 500 error code bug. My account will not delete. How do I delete my account?
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Change picture of Google account

I tried to change the picture of my Google account. I did this through Gmail. However, the picture has not yet changed. I tried the things I have read in other related questions; remove/change my own ...
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A (spoofed?) trusted device has logged in from an unrecognized location

Recently my Google account was hacked. I have 2-factor authentication turned on. 2-factor authentication was not required for the hacker to gain access to my account, nor did the hacker trigger ...
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Transfer Google reviews to another Gmail account

For years I have had my Gmail account however now it has been overrun by spam and such. I created a new Gmail account but the problem is that all of my Google reviews 100+ are on my old gmail account. ...
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Changed phone number associated to my Google account

I changed my cell # a while ago and I recently got into my email, I try changing my number from my old one to new but sadly, it asks me to confirm my old phone number before I change it to my new one. ...
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Google recovery doesn't send a code to my iPhone

I'm trying to reset my Google password on my Mac laptop. After I type in my last remembered password, I get a message that I will get a reset code sent to my iPhone. But it never comes. I get my ...
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Migrate from personal Google to GSuite

I’ve been using Gmail for almost 15 years, including many Google products linked to that same account. I’ve now created a GSuite account, and I want to migrate as much as possible to that new ...
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Is it true that when I “add an account” in Google or Gmail, I can potentially increase the security risk a lot?

For example, if my main account uses a very secure password, and I never sign in using this user name and password inside of a game or mobile phone app. However, if I have a less secure account on ...
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How can I share access to a Google account?

I help to run a small organization, which runs a camp for two weeks per year. We use a free Google account for e-mail, and there are some items stored for safekeeping in the Drive. There are a few ...
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G-suite passwords need resetting on bulk upload

We use G-suite to manage users on an educational project. Our admin console looks like this: I created the users by uploading an csv file with relevant columns. This is ours: MacBook-Air:...
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Managing 3rd party accounts created with my Google Account?

Many services offer the ability to "Sign up using Google," such as Stack Exchange. Other examples are Quizlet, Yelp, etc. Essentially, you can create a user account using the credentials of your ...
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Secondary email on Google account showing different name

I have an email that I'm using from within my gmail account and it is also my secondary email address for the same gmail account. At some point in history, while I was setting up this email address ...
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How to add a second phone number for Google 2 step verification

Can't see "Add a phone number button" for adding a second phone number for Google 2-step verification
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How can I tell which Google account generated a 2 factor auto text triggered by a 3rd party hacker?

I just got a 2 factor auto code sent to my phone, which means someone is trying to login to one my Google accounts, but I don't know which one as I have my phone setup as the 2 factor auto number for ...
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Can't add my phone number as recovery number

I live in the Bahamas and cannot add my cell phone number as a recovery number for my account. My cell phone number is with a new cellular provider that has just emerged here and many people are ...
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Problems unlocking Google account due to incorrect phone number

I created a new Gmail account. When I tried to log in for the first time, it gave a message saying "Enter verification code sent to your mobile number". I then saw that I entered my cell number ...
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How do I allow sign-ins from unusual locations in Google?

I work for a company that provides internet to the users through proxy servers located in the USA and Switzerland, which results in all kinds of inconveniences, of which the most annoying is the fact ...
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Two Gmail accounts exist with same email id

Two weeks ago I created a Gmail account with id example@gmail.com in my Chrome browser. I was able to login to the account from the same browser but when I tried to login using a different browser or ...
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Confusing Google icons

This is what I see when an app/script asks to access my Google account: There's a circle icon by the sentence "View and.."; and a white arrow icon by the sentence "Display and.."; What do the icons ...
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Lost phone contacts after deleting Gmail acount

How can I restore my Gmail account once I've deleted it and it's been almost a month since I deleted from my iPhone 10? I have lost most of my important contacts and no other way to recover
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I have two Google accounts, how to verify they are NOT LINKED

I opened a second Google account so I could make a business page years ago. The owner did not believe in social media. But I had a vision and did it. I no longer work there. They want the ...