Merging Google Apps account with a "normal" Google account.

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Have been so confused over the fact that these two services have nothing to do with eachother. There should be an option to merge your existing Google account with your Google Apps account.
Of course, google apps don't support all google web applications out there but there should be a solution to this issue.

One major issue having it this way is searching/finding friends on different sites such as facebook - where you have an option to login with your Gmail account info to search for exisiting contacts. As of now I have to export/import my email contacts into the "normal" Gmail account to use this feature. Google profiles and Google reader shared items are more things that are not functioning properly when having separate accounts.

Me and lots of others would love a solution to this complication.

Thanks in advance for amazing web apps and support.
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HeNkiSdaBro

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Jean Duncan

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Can a person have 2 apps accounts?
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Jean Duncan

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Yes they should be able to work together.Current item states sign in one time for everything.But my apps won't work with sites.
Jean
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Johnny Wilde

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I have a google apps account login and I have I normal google login. All I want is to have one google login. Please I beg
Thank Johnny
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I've been dealing with the mess for years. It gets even worse when you add an Android phone to the mix of Google devices/applications you use. I don't see much hope for Google resolving it. I have raised this issue on Google Groups many times.

I have come up with a sorta workaround for this. Instead of using my Google App account as my main account, I began using my regular google/gmail account as my main one. Then I added my Google Apps account as an additional account in gmail so I can send/receive from it. You can even make it your default email sending account so it looks like you are still using your Google Apps account primarily. But because you are actually logged in to your normal gmail account, all the usual stuff will now work as expected.

I know this is only a partial solution and far from satisfactory. But Google has a fundamentally flawed implementation of their user account management system (IMO) and I doubt it can ever get fixed...
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The ability to merge Apps with normal Google accounts has been rolled out to one of my two apps accounts! It's coming!
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Johnny Wilde

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Ok I was able to move my johnnyawilde@gmail.com to my google apps acc:wildeco.com johnny@wildeco.com BUT google voice still is locked to johnnyawilde@gmail.com. So what I need is my google voice #(740-945-3326 to move over to johnny@wildeco.com. Please help Thank you very much
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Ok I was able to move my johnnyawilde@gmail.com to my google apps acc:wildeco.com johnny@wildeco.com BUT google voice still is locked to johnnyawilde@gmail.com. So what I need is my google voice #(740-945-3326 to move over to johnny@wildeco.com. Please help Thank you very much

Johnny
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Here is the process to transfer Google Voice to your Google Apps account: http://www.google.com/support/account...
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The easiest way to do this now is to transfer your old email to your new account. You can use this tool: Improffice Email Transfer - Gmail and Google Apps Migrations
to solve your problem
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All this mess came to be because Google only allowed you to use your own domain name when using a Google Apps account. If Google had added custom domain name feature to regular GMail, a lot fewer people would have signed up for Google Apps (it's primary feature was the custom domain bit).

I'm stuck with this mess too, with one Apps account and one regular Google account (@gmail.com) which I use for YouTube, Reader and other Google services.

If they intended Apps to be a for businesses only service they shouldn't have allowed private users to register and use it.

Buying a domain name today is just as easy as shopping for groceries, all services online today should allow users to use their own domain name if they want to. We are not living in the dark ages of the internet where owning a domain name is considered extremely cool. Anyone can have one now.
more here
http://blog.saivert.com/google-apps-a...
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why is this topic still open? google has already opened up all of their regular account features to google apps. just migrate...simple! please shut this topic down!
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saivert

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Migrate how?
I still have to use my regular account to access my Youtube account and then have to switch account to use my Gmail again.
I don't use Gmail anymore with my old Google account (set up email forwarding).
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That doesn't tell me how to transfer my old account data to my google apps account so I can use my google apps account and not lose access to my youtube content, etc.

I.e consolidate both accounts so they become one.
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There is still no way to migrate your google reader data (tags, starred items etc.) to your google apps reader which is a major pain. Google must have a solution to this somewhere!?