What to do if locked out of Gmail, and what to do now if you aren't

What to do if you're locked out of Gmail? It's a question too many users ask, after they are already locked out and are attempting to recover their account. Given the incredible amount of personal and financial information we keep in our inboxes, gaining access to a compromised Gmail account is incredibly important. Here's how to recover your Gmail account, and what you can do now, to make a future recovery easier.

If you are already locked out of your Gmail account, like one of our writers recently was, the first thing to do is visit the Gmail help page that tells you what to do if you cannot access Gmail. From here, choose, "My account has been compromised" and you will be directed to the Gmail account recovery form.