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How to Change Gmail Address in Under 1 Minute (Forward Email)

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Let’s clear out something first.

First, check if you can directly edit your Gmail address.

Usually, Google doesn’t allow you to change Gmail address directly (edit your existing Gmail address).

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πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ So what’s the solution?

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We need to set up forwarding.

Meaning: Create a new email account and forward emails from the old awkward address.

This ensures contacts can still reach you.

How to Setup Email Forwarding

Go to mail.google.com.

Keep that tab and open a new incognito window.

Go to Gmail, and create a new account.

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This time use the correct or preferred details and proceed with the normal sign up process.

Once you complete that go back to the tab where we have the awkward email. Follow these steps:

Step 01: Click on Settings” > “All Settings“.

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Under the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab click on Add a forwarding address“.

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Add in the new email address.

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On the next screen, just click onProceed“.

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Google will send a confirmation code to the new email.

Clock on the OK button to exit out of the popup.

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Now go to the new email and click on the confirmation link sent by Google.

This will take you to a new tab where you will click on Confirm.

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It will say “Confirmation Success!”

Good job!

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Yay!

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You’re not done yet …

Go back to the tab where you have the old email.

Set the email from “Disable forwarding” to Forward a copy of incoming mail to newemail@gmail.com.

(The email that applies to you of course).

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Don’t forget to click on Save Changes“.

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Done!

Now you know how to change Gmail address in under a minute!

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FAQs

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Can I change my Gmail address without creating a new account?

No, you cannot change your Gmail address without creating a new account. To change your Gmail address, you’ll need to create a new Google account and forward emails from the old address.

Can I change an existing Gmail email address?

Yes, you can change your primary Gmail address by following the steps outlined in this post. (Or summarized below).

Can I change my primary Gmail address?

Yes, you can change your primary Gmail address to a new one. Again this process involves creating a new Google account and forwarding emails from the old address.

How do I change my Gmail address on mobile?

Changing your Gmail address on mobile is similar to changing it on desktop. Follow these steps to update your Gmail address from your smartphone or tablet.

Summary✨

To change your Gmail address, follow these steps: Create a new Google account with the desired email. Return to your old email account, add the forwarding address, and confirm the code. Set up your old email to forward messages to the new address. Save your changes.

After completing the forwarding process, you can update your primary Gmail address with the new one. If you’re concerned about account security, I recommend running a security checkup and reviewing your account activity regularly.

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