Minecraft account types

There are two different account types associated with Minecraft; Minecraft accounts and Mojang accounts. Minecraft accounts were the first way to log into Minecraft on a computer, and Mojang accounts were later introduced as a single account to use across all Mojang games. The following describes the differences between the account types.
 

Mojang Account




If you created a Minecraft account prior to November, 2012, the following may apply to you:
 

Mojang Account (migrated from Minecraft account) 

  • You have migrated your paid Minecraft account to a Mojang account.
  • You use your email address to log into Minecraft and Mojang services.
  • You no longer log into Minecraft and minecraft.net with a username.
 

Minecraft account - paid (formerly known as premium) 

  • You have purchased a copy of Minecraft from Minecraft.net.
  • You use your Minecraft username to log into Minecraft services, and can access the full game.
  • You can reset the password and migrate the account to a Mojang account by visiting account.mojang.com/migrate.
 

Minecraft account - unpaid 

  • You have previously registered a Minecraft username, but did not purchase the game.
  • You use your Minecraft username to log into Minecraft services, but are unable to use services other than demo mode.
  • These accounts were deleted in February, 2015, and the usernames were made available to all, except those accounts that had purchased a gift code.

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