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Can Gmail third party app access my phone number?

When an app (like signup using Google in website) access my Gmail contacts permission or other permissions, can that app know the phone number that registered with Gmail also used to recover the ...
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Gmail inaccessible abroad

I have a Gmail account that's not registered on my phone. I have private data in there and I don't want to keep it as my phone account. Whenever I travel to another country, I can't access this ...
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How can I access my Gmail account if I forgot the address and don't have access to recovery phone?

Bit of a complex one. I went travelling for a year in Australia (2001/2016) so I got a SIM to put in my phone. 8 months in I created an email address (was similar but not the same as my original ...
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Has clicking on the wrong link in a "Verify your Google Account contact email address" email changed my account?

I received the following email to my Gmail account. (all the pixellated sections represent the same string) I checked the email was legitimate (SPF, DKIM and DMARC all pass), and then I stupidly ...
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How can I gain access to my Gmail account with my password but without a recovery phone number or email?

I know my Gmail username and password. I don't have any recovery phone number or email. I recently moved to another location within the United States and Gmail won't let me access my account: I tried:...
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YouTube Kids Block List Desktop

The YouTube Kids app currently has a feature that allows blocking of specific videos and channels. I find this feature very useful, however from what I can tell the list can only be managed within ...
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How to set approved devices on Google Accounts?

I have an Android tablet that I have the Gmail app on and am signed into. I also have a desktop computer (Windows 10) and a laptop computer (also, Windows 10) that I frequently check my email on, but ...
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Google followers. Who are they?

I have the latest version on Google on a new laptop. I am not registered on Google+. I find I have 2 followers when I look at my Google account. How do I find out who they are? I can't find a 'people' ...
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Google 2FA: I only received the first verification code, no further codes

I've set up 2 step verification on my Google account using the SMS option. I received an initial verification code immediately, which I used to confirm turning it on. So far, everything worked ...
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How do I delete all my mail in Gmail for a mailbox I have disconnected?

So I deleted my Gmail service from my Google account from https://myaccount.google.com Now my Google Account is linked only to a different email address I use. However, in my Google Drive service, ...
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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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See most visited sites on Google has disappeared?

I know for a fact a couple of years ago, I could go to history.google.com or google.com/history and it would greet me with statistics of my visited sites. It would show stuff like how many times I ...
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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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Can't add alternate email in Gmail

I am trying to add an alternate email address to my Gmail account but I cannot because Google says it's already in use. I can't find where it's in use and have been researching this for days. Any ...
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Remove passwords shared between google accounts

I have 2 Google accounts, my personal @gmail.com account and my work 'Google Workspace' @[companyname].com.au account, both of which I have separate saved passwords on each account (eg. I have my ...
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who is in my chrome?

Someone is in my chrome and has entered my apps and I have changed my password over and over and they are still there. how do I delete my google account without deleteing my photos and other ...
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Change the Primary Email on my Google Account

My Google account is currently under an obsolete email address, one which I can't actually access. It isn't a Gmail address, and the account doesn't have Gmail; just Google Photos, Drive, Docs, Maps ...
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Google account constantly added as backup for spam accounts

My Gmail is being spammed by Google with security warnings (in Russian) about activities on other accounts which set mine as backup. There is always an option to unlink it, but the accounts are ...
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Is it impossible to access old Google accounts even with access to all credentials (no 2FA set up)?

I have two old Google/Gmail accounts which I haven’t used in a long time. I’ve been trying to log into them again on several occasions over the past few months (even using different browsers), without ...
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Can a script on Google Docs or Google Sheets really access all my Google Drive files?

I see this security risk listed in my google account security check-up: "App details Has access to: See, edit, create and delete your spreadsheets in Google Drive See, edit, create and delete ...
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Difference between saved passwords displayed on Chrome on phone and on desktop

Please refer to the below email, it contains all the information pertaining to my query. I had written this email to Google support and also posted my query on the Google help community but received ...
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Can't add child's account to YouTube channel

I have a YouTube channel under my (adult) account where my kid posts videos. I'd like to add him as a member of the channel, officially but when I try to add him, I get this message: I tried setting ...
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Chrome logs me out and auto-fill password does not work?

I am getting logged out regularly of all websites, although I do not delete any cookies. I switch my laptop between home fffice and work and thus have different IPs not sure if thats the cause for ...
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This account is not eligible for Developer Profiles

When I go to https://developers.google.com/profile/u/me, I'm prompted to make a profile: Then when I click the "Create a profile" button, I'm greeted with the message: This account is not ...
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Google account recovery when hacker has added their phone

About 15 minutes ago someone managed to log in to my gmail account, and then added their phone number. I tried to follow the suggested steps but the problem is when it gets to the recovery part google ...
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How to set your YouTube name to nothing?

So there's this YouTuber with the username of literally nothing. However, when I try to set my username to " " (just a space), Google doesn't like that. When I just don't put a username, ...
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I want to cancel my Zoom-pro account but cannot log in anymore (old deleted email address). How to stop the payment?

I discovered that I still have an old zoom pro account for which I still pay every month. However, this email address does not exist anymore, since it was from my former job. Therefore, I cannot log ...
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How to identify the Super Admin email of your GoogleApps

Our network guy left sometime ago, covid n all. He never told us which/what email was the super admin in our org. been over 5 months now. We are trying to add new users, how can we add new users to ...
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Receiving confirmation SMS messages (Gmail)

Receiving confirmation SMS messages (Gmail) from phone numbers like this is normal ?, since the content of the message does not contain any word? Can Gmail send confirmation codes without any word ...
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Accessing Google Group archive without receiving group emails in Gmail

I have had a Gmail account, but don't want to receive emails there any longer. I signed up for a Google Group with a non-Gmail address. This prevents me from accessing the group archives. How do I use ...
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How to fix the "Your account will stop working in 1 day" error in Google account

I have added supervision for my child's Google account but in the child's account, the error "Your account will stop working in 1 day" is coming. How to solve this?
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Google Account two-factor auth without mobile phone number

I want to use an OTP App on my smartphone to use two-factor authentication with my Google Account. However, I do not want Google to know my cell phone number. I use a different app and not the Google ...
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Can employer see incognito tabs if Google account is managed by the employer?

I was logged into my personal account (at home, on my home network and computer) and had some very not safe for work tabs open in incognito in the background. I then logged into my new employer-...
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User requirements for running YouTube commercials?

These are the ad requirements (rules) that YouTube commercials must comply with regarding the content of ads, but what are the requirements placed on the user who wants to start running their own ...
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Google Forms permissions

I joined for a FitBit Zoom Webinar and then takes you for a Google Forms survey and when I leave Zoom to go Google Forms. I need Permissions. Any Suggestions on how to work this?
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Why I have to sign in to continue to fill out Google Form even though I already signed in from my phone?

When I open the link to the Google Form, it asks me to sign in to continue. I already signed in on my phone, but why it is asking me to sign in again. when I touch the sign-in button, it just directs ...
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Disable Google account additional security

Google forces me to verify my account on second device when is identified attempt to login from new location with message below This device isn't recognized. For your security, Google wants to make ...
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YouTube and Google account - can you separate your emails?

I can't unlink my Youtube account from my Google account. My issue is that when my teen logs in as me so I can monitor his usage, he then has access to all my emails in Gmail, which I would rather he ...
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How to transfer Google Docs from GSuite to a personal gmail account?

I'd like to transfer all my docs from a GSuite (used to be called Google Apps) account to a personal google one. I see plenty of examples of how to move documents between GSuite accounts, or how to ...
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Migrate to another GSuite account with same domain

I work for 'B' which is run along with 'A' and 'C' by the same authority. 'B' wanted GSuite and 'A' offered to help by adding the domain to their GSuite account. So a.edu had a GSuite account under ...
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How to use multiple Google accounts with Google Classroom without G Suite being the default account?

I'm using Google Classrooms to support my course at a university through G Suite. Many of my students already have a Google account that is different from the G Suite account. So they are dealing with ...
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Recovering an ancient YouTube account

I have a YouTube account that dates from at least 2011, before the Google Accounts were fully integrated. I know the username and the email address, but not the password. Here's where it gets tricky....
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How do I convert an existing Google account to G Suite?

I have an existing account using an e-mail at a domain I control (e.g., orome@my-domain.com) and would like to convert that account to a G Suite account. I'm unclear on the correct steps to do that ...
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How do I stop receiving "Remove risky access" emails about Google Scripts I have created?

I have created a Google Apps Script which I use frequently. I receive regular emails from Google: "Some apps or services that you allowed to access your Google Account have not been verified by Google....
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Log out all sessions of Google brand account

In Gmail, I’ve “logged out all sessions”. Will this also log out all sessions of brand accounts?