Creating an Account and Logging Into Pocket

Introduction

In order to use Pocket, you must create an account. You can sign up for Pocket with your email address, a Google Account, or Firefox Account. This article explains how to sign up for a Pocket account and log in using each of these methods.

If you ever have trouble logging in to Pocket with your email address, Google Account, or Firefox Account, please click here to get help.

Sign up for Pocket with Your Email Address

You can create a Pocket account using any valid email address. Just select the Sign up with Email option and enter your email address and desired password. Pick a password that’s easy for you to remember but hard for others to guess.

Shortly after you sign up, Pocket will send you an email asking you to confirm your email address. Please remember to confirm your address so you can take full advantage of Pocket’s features, like Send to Friend and saving links via email.

Sign up for Pocket with Your Google Account

If you have a Google Account, you can use it to sign up for Pocket. Just select the Sign up with Google button in Pocket’s iOS and Android apps, on Pocket’s website (http://getpocket.com/signup), or in the Pocket Chrome App.

If you have multiple Google Accounts, you may be asked which account you wish to use to sign up. Please pay attention to which Google Account you select - this will become the primary email address on your Pocket account.

When signing up for Pocket with Google, you will be prompted to set a password for Pocket. You may need a password to connect your account with third-party apps, such as Twitter and Flipboard. If you do not remember creating a Pocket-specific password, please click here for instructions on how to create one.

Sign up for Pocket with a Firefox Account

If you are using Firefox version 38.0.5 or greater, you can sign up for Pocket with your Firefox Account. Just click the Pocket toolbar button, and select Sign up with Firefox. The email address you have registered with your Firefox Account will become your primary email address for Pocket as well.

After signing up for Pocket with your Firefox Account, you can log into Pocket by clicking the Log in with Firefox button.

If you already have a Pocket account and would like to start using the Log in with Firefox button, just make sure that your Firefox Account email address is listed and confirmed on your Pocket Email Accounts page.

Note: If you use Pocket for Mac or the Pocket Chrome App, these apps do not have a Log in with Firefox button. To log into these apps (as well as some other third-party apps), you must set a Pocket-specific password. Click here for instructions on how to create one.

If you’re having trouble with your Firefox Account that’s unrelated to Pocket, please contact Mozilla Support.

Logging into Pocket

Once you have created a Pocket account using your email address, Google Account, or Firefox Account, please continue using that account when connecting additional apps or extensions. You will always be able to find a Log In option. This will ensure that your saved items are synced and accessible everywhere. There is no need to create a new Pocket account for each device or browser you use.

If you do not see Sign up with Firefox or Sign up with Google when trying to log in to Pocket, simply use your email address and Pocket-specific password to log in. If you do not remember your Pocket password, or did not create one when you first signed up, you can simply reset your password.

If you’re looking for instructions on how to log out of Pocket, please follow these instructions.

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