Google provides many benefits to those who have an account. The easiest way to have access is to set up a Gmail (or Google Mail) account. If you’re wondering how to create a Gmail account, this helpful guide can get you set up with a new e-mail in no time flat.
It’s simple and free to do, and we’ll walk you through each step of the process. Don’t worry about a thing: you won’t need a credit card or any other proof that you exist. Soon you’ll enjoy the benefits of online storage, have a gmail.com email account, and much more. This guide on how to create a Gmail account is quick, easy, and perfect for beginners.
What you’re going to need:
Just about the only thing you need is a computer and access to the Internet. You can use a tablet or smartphone, too, and if you don’t have Internet access, head down to your local café, fast food restaurant, or your local library.
Step-by-Step Guide: How to Create a Gmail Account
Most browsers will look the same when you’re setting up a Gmail account, but for those that are different, the basic gist of the process is all right here.
Step 1: Open your browser.
What’s a browser? Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Edge, etc. Whichever one you have to access the Internet (going to websites, for example) will be fine.
Open it and get to Google’s main search page. You can enter http://www.google.com.
Step 2: Click on Gmail.
In the upper right portion of the screen there are some boxes and text. One says ‘Gmail.’
Click on it.
Step 3: You’ll be taken to the Sign In page.
When the browser finishes redirecting, you’ll be at the Gmail (or Google) sign in page. This is where you can sign into Gmail if you already have an account.
You can see there are a couple of buttons (rectangular boxes) that state: Create an Account. Click on either one of these.
Step 4: Enter your information.
Google asks for your first and last name, a preferred username (with the exchange @gmail.com), your birthday, gender, current email address, mobile phone number, and proof that you’re not a robot.
Be honest about your name, but you can choose ‘other’ if you don’t want to specify your gender. If you don’t wish to add a mobile phone, it can be difficult to recover a lost password.
Also, make sure the password you create for your account is strong, but something you’ll remember. In fact, write it down and keep it in a safe place.
The username you want may be taken and if that’s the case, Google will suggest alternates, or you can try something else.
Finally, proving that you’re not a robot is easy. You simply enter the text shown up the box that states: Type the text:. If you can’t see it or read it, hit the reverse circle and get a new one. If you skip the verification, you may need to verify by a legitimate phone number before you can have your Gmail account.
Step 5: Enjoy.
That’s it. Now that you know how to create a Gmail account, you can get signed up in about 60 seconds. Once you click ‘Next’ your account is set up. Now you’re ready to begin sending and receiving email through your brand new Gmail account.
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