How to Create a Gmail Account

Get a new, free Gmail.com email address from Google

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It's easy to create a new free Gmail email account, whether you want a new email address—with a better username perhaps – or more storage for your messages. A Gmail account offer these and a robust spam filter. You can use it to access your existing email accounts and profit from Gmail eliminating the junk. You can also use it to archive old mail or as a backup.

How to Create a Gmail Account

To set up a new Gmail email account:

  1. Visit Create your Google Account for Gmail.
  2. Enter your first and last name in the Name section.
  3. Type your desired username under Choose your username.
    Your Gmail email address will be your username followed by "@gmail.com." If your Gmail username is "example," for instance, your Gmail address is "example@gmail.com."
  4. If Gmail lets you know that your desired username is not available, enter a different desired name under Choose your username or click one of the proposals under Available.
  5. Enter a password for your Gmail account under both Create a password and Confirm your password. Pick an email password that is difficult to guess.
    For enhanced security, you should later enable two-factor authentication for your Gmail account.
  6. Enter your birth date and gender in the fields provided.
  7. Optionally, enter your mobile phone number and an alternate email address for account verification and authorization. Google uses this information to protect your privacy and to allow you to recover a lost password.
  1. Type the characters in the captcha picture to prove you're not a robot.
  2. Select your country or location.
  3. Click Next Step.
  4. Examine Google's terms of service and the Gmail privacy policy and click I Agree.
  5. Type the characters in the captcha picture to prove you're not a robot.
  6. Click Continue to Gmail.

Access the Gmail Account and Your Other Existing Email

You can access Gmail on the web, and you can also set it up in desktop and mobile email programs.

There are Gmail apps for Windows 10, iOS and Android mobile devices. Just download the app compatible with your device and sign in. Gmail lets you access your other existing POP email accounts, both for sending and receiving mail.