Changing your Gmail password is another issue that a lot of people seem to email me about.Â Â Â So for the record, here’s how to do it – and it’s very easy.
- Go to “settings” in the top right hand corner of the Gmail screen, then choose the “accounts” tab.
- At the bottom, there is a link to go to your Google account settings.Â Â Click on that.
- You will then be taken to a page which has a link to change your password :
- Click on “change password” and follow the procedure laid out by Google.Â Â Â I particularly like the “Password Strength” scale which shows you how strong your new password is (according to Google).
Changing your password often is very important. Â Â It pays to be paranoid sometimes, especially if you have just accessed your Google account in an internet cafe. Â Â A lot of computers in internet cafes save information such as email addresses and passwords in the browser fields and if you’re in a hurry, it’s very easy to forget to wipe the cache before you go (which is what happened to me in an internet cafe in Venice). Â Â With the huge volume of people who pass through internet cafes, I’ve often found that it’s best to change your password immediately afterwards. Â Â Otherwise, what would you do if you lost control of your Google account to a hacker?