What are Gmail’s password requirements?

When you’re creating a new Gmail password, you might be wondering what the rules and minimum requirements are for your new password.

   Minimum length

Use at least 8 characters.

gmail password minimum


   Maximum length

There is clear limit of 100 characters at most.

gmail password maximum


   Minimum complexity

No numbers or special characters are required. A simple password like ‘aaaaaaaa’ is already enough.

   Password history

If you change an existing password, the new one must be different from the last one.

gmail password history


   Security tip

Google advices: “Don’t use a password from another site or something too obvious like your pet’s name.”

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