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How do I unlink two Gmail accounts?

Answer

  1. Open Gmail in a browser.
  2. Select your profile image.
  3. When the new menu shows, select Sign out at the bottom.
  4. You are signed out of Google and unlinked from your account in all Google services.


Sign in to your Gmail account at gmail.com and click “Settings” on the top-right corner of the screen. Under Accounts, find the email address that you want to unlink from your primary Gmail account, and click “Unlink Account”. Click “Done” to confirm that you want to unlink the accounts. After being asked for your password again, you should see a message saying that the account has been successfully unlinked.

How do I link two Gmail accounts together?

Follow these steps if you have already set up an additional Google Account – say [email protected] or [email protected] – but are now trying to add it as a secondary account in the primary gmail.com account. For example, Jane wants to access her emails from [email protected] along with messages from [email protected], as on one screen:

Sign in to your primary Gmail account and then click “Settings” on the top-right of the page. Under Accounts, find the email address that you want to link as a secondary account, and select it by clicking “Edit” or “Remove” next to it. Click Add Account and follow the on-screen instructions to sign up for a new Google Account, if this is not an already existing one. Confirm that you want to add another account when prompted; once done, you should be redirected to the same Accounts screen with two accounts listed. Click “Link Account” for the one that you want to add, and then enter your existing Gmail password when prompted.


How do I merge two Gmail accounts together?

Sign into both of your Google Accounts at gmail.com (or whichever other email provider you have). Go to Settings -> Accounts -> Merge Accounts from the drop-down menu on top right corner of your primary account’s page. Click Merge Now in the pop-up window that appears; click Yes again on a link that says: “Merge information from this account into another account? You will lose access to this account after it is merged, unless you take quick action to protect it.” Then click Done on the next page when redirected there. If you were asked if you wanted your primary Gmail account to become a new Google Account, then select No and click Remove Google Account instead. Once you have confirmed that you want to move forward with merging two accounts together, the procedure will begin; this should not take more than a few minutes – depending upon how much email is stored in your second account.

Once it’s completed, go back to Settings -> Accounts -> Merge Accounts from the drop-down menu on top right corner of your primary account’s page. Now click Merge Now again for confirmation: “This action cannot be undone! Do you want your secondary account data merged into your primary account?” Click Yes, and then click Done on the next page when redirected there.

Note: If you have any difficulties with merging two Google accounts together, please see Gmail Help Center.

I forgot how to merge my gmail accounts back into one gmail account. How can I merge them again?

Sign in to both of your Google Accounts at gmail.com (or whichever other email provider you have). Go to Settings -> Accounts -> Merge Accounts from the drop-down menu on top right corner of your primary account’s page. Click Merge Now for confirmation: “This action cannot be undone! Do you want this information merged into your primary account? You will lose access to this account after it is merged, unless you take quick action to protect it.” Click Yes and then click Done when redirected there. If you were asked if you wanted your primary Gmail account to become a new Google Account, then select No and click Remove Google Account instead. Once you have confirmed that you want to move forward with merging two accounts together, the procedure will begin; this should not take more than a few minutes – depending upon how much email is stored in your second account.

Once it’s completed, go back to Settings -> Accounts -> Merge Accounts from the drop-down menu on top right corner of your primary account’s page. Now click Merge Now again for confirmation: “This action cannot be undone! Do you want your secondary account data merged into your primary account?” Click Yes, and then click Done on the next page when redirected there.

Note: If you have any difficulties with merging two Google accounts together, please see Gmail Help Center.

I cannot access my gmail account just now – how can I restore it?

If for some reason you are unable to login to your email address via web browser or mobile app and see a message saying “Your account may be disabled due to unusual activity…” instead, this means that someone tried to log in from an unrecognized device/location (a spoofed IP address). In order to regain access to your inbox again – without waiting several days and hoping the Gmail Team will help you – please try the following:

1. Open a new browser window and go to https://accounts.google.com/SigninOptions instead of your usual gmail address; enter your username and password there (leave the rest blank) and click Next. If you are asked “You don’t recognize this sign-in attempt?”, then click No. Otherwise, select Yes if this is indeed you trying to log in again! Then click on Continue as… right below your email address; pick an option for Signing In: either Other or New device with security code (the first one is easier). That’s it, you should be able to see your inbox again!

2. Next time you want to login into your account – before attempting to do so, try clearing cache and cookies for your browser first (choose one of the options below depending on which web browser you use); this will remove any spoofed cookies that may be preventing you from logging in. If that doesn’t help after a few minutes, open a new Incognito Window (Browse Data -> New Incognito Window) right inside your main browser window; if successful, logout from the Incognito Window and then attempt to log in normally. If unsuccessful, repeat step 1 instead.

3. You can also try accessing Gmail through an Internet Service Provider outside of your usual location; this will help protect your account from being spoofed. To do so, go to https://m.gmail.com instead of your usual gmail address; you will be met with a message saying “This page is only available in English…” – that’s okay, simply click on Use the language selection tool at the bottom of the page to change it to any other language (and then back again). Now click on Continue as… right below your email address; pick an option for Signing In: either Other or New device with security code (the first one is easier). If Google asks if this is indeed you trying to log in again, select Think so. Otherwise, select I don’t recognize this sign-in attempt. You should now be able to see your inbox as usual!

You cannot login into my Gmail account, what do I need to do?

If you have forgotten your password for logging in into your Gmail address – or simply want an extra security measure against being spammed and phished online – you can enable a second layer of protection: Google’s 2-step verification system. This will require you to supply not only a current password – but also a one-time PIN that is sent via SMS each time you try logging in from an unrecognized device/location. Here are the steps on how to set it up:

1. First, go to https://accountsecurity.google.com under Internet Explorer (or any other browser you use) and log in using the same Google account email address/password that you usually do; then click on the 2-step verification link under Security.

2. Read everything carefully, especially the information about what happens if you lose your phone or don’t have access to it when you need to log into Gmail from an unrecognized location – note that if this happens, there will be a time limit for resetting your password! If satisfied with the information and ready to proceed, check Create my backup code now (you will only see this option after reading all of the instructions).

3. You must now enter your backup smartphone number where Google can send messages directly to it – make sure you use a mobile number that you will have easy access to. Google will then send you an SMS with a code – enter it as your backup security key after verifying the message is legitimate; click on Next.

4. Enter the one-time PIN shown on your phone screen into the space dedicated for this purpose (the same procedure applies if using any other two-step verification app of your choice); click Submit at the bottom of the form when done. The next step is to provide alternate email address where Google can send messages in case you cannot receive/access them through your main email account (or want to set up an additional layer of protection).

5. You should now be able to see 2-step verification status under Security in your account settings page. Under the Setting up 2-step verification screen, click on Enter security key; a good idea would be to print out the paper inside for safe keeping (as pictured below).

Then select a Mobile Authenticator app of your choice (there are many such applications – Google Authenticator is one of the most popular ones); enter the 6-digit code from inside of the Google Authenticator app into Secret key as shown on screen; click Submit to finish.

6. You will now be able to enjoy extra security layer by entering not only your password but also one-time PIN that has been sent via SMS or any two-step verification app in order to log into your Gmail address!

Bonus Tip: How To Remove Your 2 Step Verification From Gmail Account?

If you have lost access to your phone number where Google sends SMS codes for 2 step authentication or if it was stolen and used without permission, you will not be able to login into your Gmail account. You can temporarily remove two step verification from your Gmail/Google account by following these steps:

Go to https://accounts.google.com and sign in; then click on Security in the left navigation pane, go to 2-Step Verification section and select Sign Out under Manage your settings (as shown below). Once you’ve done that, Google will send you an email with a code inside – use it to log into your Gmail address as usual!

In some cases when users report that they forgot their phone or have lost access to it, Google may ask them for an alternative security key as well – like a Yubikey dongle device.

How do I unlink two Gmail accounts?

1. Open Gmail in a browser.
2. Select your profile image.
3. When the new menu shows, select Sign out at the bottom.
4. You are signed out of Google and unlinked from your account in all Google services.

Why are my 2 separate Gmail accounts receiving the same emails?

When checking email on an iPhone, it is possible to have two different accounts connected. If you want to disable one of these, you can turn off mail for the account through their settings page on the phone or forward your emails to another account-either way will work.

What happens when two Gmail accounts are linked?

It’s not currently possible to merge two Google Accounts. However, if you want to transfer data from one account to another, that can be done on a per-product basis. … If you signed up for Gmail but didn’t add it as part of your existing account, now there are two separate accounts.

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