Google Sign-On FAQ
No. Google is just one option for signing up for a Pocket account. If you prefer to not use this option, you can still sign up independently by selecting “Sign Up With Email”.
If you choose to sign up with email, simply enter your email address and password to create a Pocket account.
The option to sign up with Google does not affect existing users. If you already have a Pocket account, you can continue logging into Pocket with your username/email address and password. Just tap the “Log In” button when you open our apps or visit http://getpocket.com.
If you have a Pocket account, it’s easy to start using the Google log in option. Here’s how:
If your Pocket account is registered with a Google email address, just select the “Log in with Google” button and you’ll be allowed to connect your accounts.
If your Pocket account is not registered with a Google email address, you can still log in using Google if you add a Google email address to your Pocket account. To do so, visit the Email Addresses page in your Pocket account settings to add and confirm your Google email address. Afterwards, you can use the “Log in with Google” button to connect your accounts.
You can log into Pocket with multiple Google email addresses as long as each has been added to your Pocket account. Just visit the Email Addresses page in your Pocket account settings to add and confirm the Google email addresses you wish to use. Afterwards, you can use use the “Log in with Google” button to connect your accounts.
When connecting your Google account to Pocket, you allow certain information to be accessed by Pocket. This includes:
- View your email address
- View basic information about your Google account, including your name, public profile URL, account photo and gender
Pocket does not have the ability to post anything to your Google+ profile, see any information about your connections, or view anything you or your connections have posted.
When connecting your Google account to Pocket, none of your information in Pocket is sent to Google.
You can disconnect Pocket’s access to your Google account at any time. Here’s how:
- On Android or iOS, tap the Pocket menu, and tap Settings. Then, select “Unlink Google+”.
- On your computer, visit the Connected Services and Applications Page in Pocket's account settings, and click the "Remove Access" link next to Google. You can also control the entire list of account permissions on Google’s Account Permissions page.
After disconnecting your Google account, you will still be able to use Pocket by entering your email address to log in. If you don’t have a Pocket password, visit this page to learn how to create one.
I’d like to log into Pocket with Facebook, Twitter, or another service. Is Pocket planning on adding additional services in the future?
At this time, we support signing up for Pocket with either a Google account or an email address. We are exploring the possibility of adding more services in the future.