How to Reset Your Password

If you're having trouble getting into your account -- and you can't bear to use the website without being able to comment on videos, add them to your "Favourites" list, or organize them into themed playlists -- here's how to get back in, and get a new password to boot.

Resetting your password

  1. Go to in your web browser and click Log In in the upper-right corner.

  2. When the log in box pops up, click Need Help Logging In?

  3. When you get to the next screen, click in the box labelled "Email" and type in the email address that you used to sign up for  Then click Submit.  This will cause to send you an email that contains a hyperlink that you can use to reset your account password.

  4. Go to your email client and log in.  Look for the email from TED titled "Request to Reset Your TED Account Password", and click on it to open it.

    Click the blue hyperlink in the email (blurred out here for privacy reasons) to begin resetting your account password

  5. On the screen to which you are taken, click in the box labelled "Password" and type in the password that you would like to use to protect your account from now on (remember that, as you are told here, your new password must contain at least 6 characters).  Then click Submit.

Alright!  You should be able to get back into your account now by using your new password.  If you'd like some tips on how to organize your passwords so that you won't lose them in the future, check out our How to Manage Passwords article.  We hope you continue to enjoy the new ideas you find on!

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