Social Media YouTube 37 37 people found this article helpful How to Create a Google Account Enjoy the benefits of Gmail, Google Drive, YouTube, and more By Daniel Nations Writer Daniel Nations has been a tech journalist since 1994. His work has appeared in Computer Currents, The Examiner, The Spruce, and other publications. our editorial process Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Daniel Nations Updated February 19, 2020 Chesnot / Getty Images YouTube Facebook Flipboard Pinterest Twitter Snapchat Instagram YouTube Online Dating Tweet Share Email Most users are familiar with Google's search capabilities, but Google offers an array of powerful services that go beyond search, including Gmail, Google Drive, YouTube, Calendar, and more. To add, use, and manage any of Google's products, you need just one Google account, with just a single username and password. Signing up for a Google account is free and easy. Here's how to do it. If you're not sure if you already have a Google account, check by visiting the Google Accounts password change page. Enter an email address you may have used to create a Google Account. Google will tell you if it recognizes the email address or not. Create Your Google Account In a web browser, go to the Google account signup page. Enter your first name and last name in the fields provided. Create a username, which will be your Gmail address in this format: firstname.lastname@example.org. Enter a password and confirm it. Select Next. Enter your phone number (optional), recovery email address (optional), birthday, and gender (optional). Select Next. Read Google's Privacy and Terms and select I Agree. Your new Google account has been created and you can start using your Gmail address and Google's other products. Access your personal information, privacy, and account preferences at any time by heading to myaccount.google.com and signing in. Explore Google's Products To see and learn about all of Google's products, navigate to the Google Products page: In the top right corner of the Google screen, select the icon that looks like a keypad. You'll see a pop-up menu of Google product icons. The most popular products, such as Search, Maps, and YouTube, are displayed at the top. Scroll down and select More From Google to access additional products. You'll be taken to the Google Products page, where you can learn about and access all of Google's products.