What Is reCaptcha and Why Do I Have To Do It?

reCAPTCHA is a system that enables web hosts to distinguish between human and automated access to websites. 

Most sites today have security measures in place to determine whether or not you are a human being or a bot when creating an account. There will generally be a box that you will need to manually click that says "I'm not a robot," which looks like this:


You will then have to complete a quick quiz, often in the form of clicking a series of pictures. For example:



Once you make the correct selections, the system will grant you access to continue. If you are getting an error message for the reCAPTCHA, please see this supplementary article:


reCaptcha Error Troubleshooting



Was this article helpful?
0 out of 0 found this helpful



Article is closed for comments.