Integrating Google Sign-In into Your Android App

To integrate Google Sign-In into your Android app, configure Google Sign-In and add a button to your app's layout that starts the sign-in flow.

Before you begin

Configure a Google API Console project and set up your Android Studio project.

Configure Google Sign-In and the GoogleApiClient object

  1. In your sign-in activity's onCreate method, configure Google Sign-In to request the user data required by your app. For example, to configure Google Sign-In to request users' ID and basic profile information, create a GoogleSignInOptions object with the DEFAULT_SIGN_IN parameter. To request users' email addresses as well, create the GoogleSignInOptions object with the requestEmail option.

    // Configure sign-in to request the user's ID, email address, and basic
    // profile. ID and basic profile are included in DEFAULT_SIGN_IN.
    GoogleSignInOptions gso = new GoogleSignInOptions.Builder(GoogleSignInOptions.DEFAULT_SIGN_IN)

    If you need to request additional scopes to access Google APIs, specify them with requestScopes.

  2. Then, also in your sign-in activity's onCreate method, create a GoogleApiClient object with access to the Google Sign-In API and the options you specified.

    // Build a GoogleApiClient with access to the Google Sign-In API and the
    // options specified by gso.
    mGoogleApiClient = new GoogleApiClient.Builder(this)
            .enableAutoManage(this /* FragmentActivity */, this /* OnConnectionFailedListener */)
            .addApi(Auth.GOOGLE_SIGN_IN_API, gso)

Add the Google Sign-In button to your app

  1. The standard Google sign-in button Add the SignInButton in your application's layout:

     android:layout_height="wrap_content" />
  2. Optional: If you are using the default sign-in button graphic instead of providing your own sign-in button assets, you can customize the button's size with the setSize method.

    // Set the dimensions of the sign-in button.
    SignInButton signInButton = (SignInButton) findViewById(;

  3. In the Android activity (for example, in the onCreate method), register your button's OnClickListener to sign in the user when clicked:


Start the sign-in flow

  1. Image of the Sign-In account chooser In the activity's onClick method, handle sign-in button taps by creating a sign-in intent with the getSignInIntent method, and starting the intent with startActivityForResult.

    public void onClick(View v) {
        switch (v.getId()) {
            // ...

    private void signIn() {
        Intent signInIntent = Auth.GoogleSignInApi.getSignInIntent(mGoogleApiClient);
        startActivityForResult(signInIntent, RC_SIGN_IN);

    Starting the intent prompts the user to select a Google account to sign in with. If you requested scopes beyond profile, email, and openid, the user is also prompted to grant access to the requested resources.

  2. In the activity's onActivityResult method, retrieve the sign-in result with getSignInResultFromIntent.

    public void onActivityResult(int requestCode, int resultCode, Intent data) {
        super.onActivityResult(requestCode, resultCode, data);
        // Result returned from launching the Intent from GoogleSignInApi.getSignInIntent(...);
        if (requestCode == RC_SIGN_IN) {
            GoogleSignInResult result = Auth.GoogleSignInApi.getSignInResultFromIntent(data);

    After you retrieve the sign-in result, you can check if sign-in succeeded with the isSuccess method. If sign-in succeeded, you can call the getSignInAccount method to get a GoogleSignInAccount object that contains information about the signed-in user, such as the user's name.

    private void handleSignInResult(GoogleSignInResult result) {
        Log.d(TAG, "handleSignInResult:" + result.isSuccess());
        if (result.isSuccess()) {
            // Signed in successfully, show authenticated UI.
            GoogleSignInAccount acct = result.getSignInAccount();
            mStatusTextView.setText(getString(R.string.signed_in_fmt, acct.getDisplayName()));
        } else {
            // Signed out, show unauthenticated UI.

    You can also get the user's email address with getEmail, the user's Google ID (for client-side use) with getId, and an ID token for the user with with getIdToken. If you need to pass the currently signed-in user to a backend server, send the ID token to your backend server and validate the token on the server.

Cross-platform single sign on

You can use silentSignIn to automatically sign the user in if the user previously granted authorization to your app on another platform. This allows the user to be signed in to your app immediately, if your project clients are configured to meet the following requirements:

  • The OAuth 2.0 client IDs must be in the same Google API Console project.
  • The OAuth scopes must be the same in both clients.

If the user signed in to your web app previously, silent sign-in succeeds. You can proceed to access Google APIs to retrieve the user's info and bypass the need for the user to sign in to your app again.


The SDK provides localized strings for the button and these are automatically available to users of your app. To view a full list of languages, you can examine the following directory in the SDK: <android-sdk-folder>/extras/google/google_play_services/libproject/google-play-services_lib/res/. In that location, you will find directories named values-<langcode>.