In theory, you cannot change your Gmail address. Google does not allow this, probably because your email address is tied to other Google products out there but you can create an alternate email for your Gmail account or just create a new Gmail account? I will be teaching you the former.
Before we proceed, do you know that: email@example.com is same as firstname.lastname@example.org? You own all dotted versions of your address. You can learn more here.
This is not really related to what I’m about to show you. I just thought to slip it in as a fun fact if you don’t already know.
In this post, I will be explaining how to create an alternate email for your Gmail Account.
What is an Alternate Email?
According to Google, alternate emails are other email addresses you can use to sign in to your account. They can also be used to reach you in case you get locked out. It’s a non-Gmail email address you can add to your account and use it to sign in, recover your password and more.
How to Create An Alternate Email
You can add an alternate email address for your Gmail by following the steps below:
Visit your Google account settings page (https://myaccount.google.com)
Click on Personal Info
Click on Contact Info (Email)
Then go to Advanced
And add an Alternate Email and save
The little screenshot below will show you how as well
An alternate email for your Google account must be a different email service (not Gmail). You can’t use a Gmail account as an alternate email for your Gmail account.
Also, you will be required to verify the alternate email address – Google would send a confirmation email to the newly added alternate email. See screenshot sample below:
You can learn more about alternate emails by clicking here.
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