How to Change the Password for Google Account from Gmail or Youtube

Gmail and YouTube services belong to Google. They all use the same credentials to log in to. Here is how to change password for Google Account from Gmail and YouTube. We recommend to change password at least once a year. However it would be better to enable 2-step verification as well.

How to change password for Google Account from Gmail

Step 1. Log in to your Gmail account.
Step 2. Click on the Gear icon on the upper right and select Settings:

gmail settings

Step 3. Go to Accounts and import.
Step 4. Click on Change password:

Google account change password

Step 5. Re-enter your password:

gmail re-enter your password

Step 6. Enter new password twice and click on CHANGE PASSWORD:

change password for google account

How to change password for Google Account from YouTube

Click on your account icon on the upper right.
Ensure you selected your primary channel (if you have several channels).
Click on the gear icon.
Click Change password:

youtube settings

Re-enter your password and click Sign in:

gmail re-enter your password

Enter new password twice and click on CHANGE PASSWORD:

change password for google account

7 comments

  1. Should I change Gmail password from time to time if I have 2-step verification enabled?

    1. If you receive text message with a verification code from Google but you are sure you didn’t try log in to your Google Account this means somebody knows your password. In this case change Gmail password (a.k.a. Google Account Password) just not to be bothered by those SMS messages. But anyways, noone will be able to log in to your account unless he has access to your cellphone is able to view verification codes.

    1. “Gmail password” and “Google Account password” – the same thing. You cannot use different passwords for Gmail and Google.

  2. Why don’t they just put GMAIL CHANGE PASSWORD button on the main page? They always howl about security importance but hide those settings to a deepest deep! Thank you for the guide!

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