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So my sister's name is coming up on my Gmail Account? WTF?

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ProfessorDent Mon 19-Oct-15 17:32:58

Worse, I can't seem to change it back to my name.

It happened around midnight two days ago, according to online activity. I didn't do it, though I do use her MacBook sometimes, could it have happened accidentally?

Sure, I can change my password, mobile no, but for the name itself it has a little pic of a spanner, as if to say, oooh, that's not for you to amend.

It also has some of my sister's ID ie birthday coming up too. Whole thing is a mashup.

Any ideas?

noblegiraffe Mon 19-Oct-15 17:34:53

Are you sure it's your account and she hasn't logged in on your computer?

WMittens Mon 19-Oct-15 19:01:04

Have the two accounts been linked? On my account (using Chrome) there's a turquoise 'G' button/menu which allow me to switch between my two accounts.

ProfessorDent Tue 20-Oct-15 13:08:38

It's my account alright, but it has her name on it now. Accounts won't be linked, unless accidentally.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Tue 20-Oct-15 13:12:34

Just to clarify - the email address has stayed exactly the same, but the details are now your sisters?

ProfessorDent Wed 21-Oct-15 13:51:59

Yeah, that's right. There's been a revamp of Google recently and it is doing my head in a bit, but at least when I send an email, my own name comes up on it now.

EmNetta Wed 28-Oct-15 18:09:38

I'm lurking here, as I had my brother's details come up on my gmail account - including photo and his contacts. I thought it was because he's been using my router when he stayed here, and I seem to have altered it back by using as many "deletes" as I could find, but I still don't know why it happened.

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