One of our SEO clients recently asked me if I could tell him when he officially started his gmail account, so I did some quick online research using the standard search terms one would expect to produce good results like “When was my gmail account created?” and “How old is my gmail account?”. I was surprised to see that all the answers online were from 2012 to 2017. There were no recent answers at all! And all the methods that were shared between 2012 and 2017, like the POP method, no longer work 🙁

So, after a couple hours of exploring the many Google properties, I found one that is API related that shows you the actual day, month and year that you started your gmail. Here’s a quick video visually showing you how the method works:

Below are the step by step instructions I detail in the video above that you’ll need to follow to determine when your Gmail account was created.

Step 1. Go to this Google URL

Here’s what you’ll see on this page:
How Old Is My Gmail Account

Step 2. Click the “Authorize and Execute” Button

When you do so, the following “Select OAuth 2.0 Scopes” popup will appear. Press the “Authorize and Execute” button again.

Gmail Account Creation Date

Step 3. Login To Your Gmail Account

You’ll then be asked to choose which Gmail account you want to login to. Here’s what that new popup will look like:
Choose Your Gmail Account

Step 4. Scroll Down To See Your Gmail Account Creation Date

Next, all you need to do is scroll down the page a little and you’ll see your Gmail account creation date. Here’s what mine looks like:
Creation Date of Gmail Account

So there you go. That’s exactly how you determine what day, month and year you started your Gmail account.

If you run into any problems with this method, please let me know in the comments below.

Cheers,
Brendan Monahan
Founder of the Raleigh SEO Company