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Google plus help!! How do I change my primary email address?

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Google plus help!! How do I change my primary email address? Fritters 7/8/11 8:49 PM
I've got a hotmail account I want to be my primary email address on google plus and the help files are for CRAP. How do I change it? It doesn't seem to let me? And I can't contact google through their contact us stuff because it's so damn straitjacketed.
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Re: Google plus help!! How do I change my primary email address? Fantasmix 7/13/11 1:09 AM
Actually I'm having the same issue as Fritters. It isn't that I'd like to add alternate emails, but to actually change the primary email address of my google+ account. Is this possible?
Re: Google plus help!! How do I change my primary email address? freshjuice 7/13/11 7:00 AM
Same problem here. I want my alerts to go to a different address. NOt my google address on file. I already have alternates set up, but Google won't let me use them!

Re: Google plus help!! How do I change my primary email address? Remington.S 7/13/11 5:29 PM
Hey I'm Very good with software and computers but in order for me to help you guys out I need to be in Google Plus so if someone invites me at remington...@gmail.com then I can most likely find out how to do it.
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Re: Google plus help!! How do I change my primary email address? ccox14 7/16/11 7:56 PM
1. Click your name in the upper right corner
2. Click account settings
3. Make sure the email you want to use as your new address is not an alternate account or an already existing google account.
4. Click change email address.
5. Type in the new one and check your mail for a confirmation email

After doing this, I lost the ability to do it again. I figure they have a limit of how often you can change your account's primary email. Anyway, if this isn't word for word (I'm writing from memory here), just know that there is a way to change it if you keep poking around in your google account settings.
Re: Google plus help!! How do I change my primary email address? Boomhower21 7/17/11 10:33 AM
Hi there, A way around this is to use your existing account and invite your other email address into google+
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Re: Google plus help!! How do I change my primary email address? hurdingkatz 7/17/11 11:40 PM
When a Gmail account is attached to a Google account, it automatically becomes the Google account's primary email contact address. If you have a Gmail account attached to a Google account that has G+ active, then the Gmail address is the G+ email address.
Re: Google plus help!! How do I change my primary email address? kamiller42 7/20/11 4:38 PM
@Dingus, that's a good link. Unfortunately, the directions do not work. G+ is sending all notifications to my gmail account, which is my primary account and can't be changed, and that's won't work as I don't check that account. Facebook lets you assign whatever email address you want.

Google, this needs to be fixed. I need to be able to enter and assign my own primary address to my G+ account.
Re: Google plus help!! How do I change my primary email address? skilpatrick 7/25/11 5:46 AM
I have a personal Gmail account and my business account is hosted by Google apps. Ideally, I'd prefer to use you business email address as my primary account with Google+. However, I do not have an option to change primary accounts, and I am not allowed to add an alternate account hosted by Google. I'm stuck.

I can only imagine how complicated it is behind the scenes to allow users to move between Google hosted accounts, but it would be nice to have the option in future updates!

Re: Google plus help!! How do I change my primary email address? NatalieRachel86 7/28/11 5:14 AM
This is ridiculous. I signed up for Google Plus but didn't realise I was signed in to my work google account when I did it and now it is stuck on that account. I want to be able to change the primary email address to my personal hotmail account. Why does Google make it so complicated!
Re: Google plus help!! How do I change my primary email address? blitz99 8/9/11 10:59 PM
The situation is intolerable. You are not allowed to choose your own primary email address.

I no longer get ANY notifications because of this. Everything goes to the google address - all my Youtube subscriptions etc. have been moved by force by Google. It's nasty and mean behaviour.