Follow These Simple Tips to Create a New Gmail Account

A New Gmail Account Opens Up Other Google Services

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Everyone should have a free Gmail account. It comes with a new email address, a different username, and storage for your messages, and it has a robust spam filter. Signing up for a new Gmail account takes just minutes, and it opens up other Google services to you.

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Enter Your First and Last Name

Enter your first and last names under "Name".

To sign up for a Gmail account, first access the ​Create Your Google Account page on Google's website.

Start with the basics: Enter your first and last name in the Name section.

Tip: If you're signing up for a new Gmail account because you've misplaced the password to your existing one, try recovering your forgotten Gmail password first. You might be able to avoid making a whole new account.

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Choose a Username

Type your desired user name under "Choose your username".

Type your desired username under Choose your username. 

Your Gmail email address will be that username followed by "" For example, the example username would mean that your full Gmail email address would be

Tip: You don't have to worry about periods in your username. For example, someone could send mail to,, or, and they'll all go to the same account. Also, would work, too.

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Create Your Gmail Password

Type the desired password for your Gmail account under "Create a password" and "Confirm your password".

Type the desired password for your Gmail account under Create a password and Confirm your password.

Make sure you pick a​ password that's difficult to guess.

For enhanced security, you can later enable two-point authentication for your Gmail account.

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Enter Your Birthday

Select and enter your birthday under "Birthday".

Enter your birth date into the correct fields under Birthday. This includes the month, day, and year you were born.

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Select Your Gender

Choose your gender under "Gender".

Pick a selection under Gender to move on through the setup process.

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Put in Your Mobile Phone Number

Optionally, enter your mobile phone number under "Mobile phone" for account verification and authorization.

Optionally, enter your mobile phone number under Mobile phone for account verification and authorization.

You do not need to specify a phone number to sign up for Gmail.

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Enter Your Current Email Address

Optionally, enter an existing email address under "Your current email address" if you want to be able to recover a lost password with it.

If you have another email address, you can enter that here, under the Your current email address section.

This is helpful so that you'll be able to recover a lost password with this Gmail account.

However, you do not need to specify this secondary email address to create a Gmail account.

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Select Your Location

Select your country or location under "Location".

Use the drop-down menu under Location to select your country or location.

Press the Next step button to continue.

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Agree to the Terms

Make sure "I agree to Google Terms of Service and Privacy Policy" is checked.

Read Google's terms for serving Gmail.

Once you've scrolled to the bottom of the text, you can click the I AGREE button to exit that window.


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Start Using Your New Gmail Account

Now click "Continue to Gmail".

Now that you've reached the final step, click Continue to Gmail to start using your new Gmail account.

When you have a chance, check out the other Google services available to you by clicking the Google Apps icon at in the top-right corner of any Google screen. It's the one that looks like a grid of boxes.

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