How to Open a Gmail Account

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How to Open a Gmail Account: Step 1

Enter your first and last names under
Enter your first and last names under "Name".

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How to Open a Gmail Account: Step 2

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

  • Type your desired user name under Choose your username.
    • Your Gmail email address will be that user name followed by "@gmail.com"; If your Gmail user name is "example", for instance, your Gmail address will be "example@gmail.com".

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How to Open a Gmail Account: Step 3

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

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How to Open a Gmail Account: Step 4

Select and enter your birthday under
Select and enter your birthday under "Birthday".

  • Select and enter your birthday under Birthday.

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How to Open a Gmail Account: Step 5

Choose your gender under
Choose your gender under "Gender".

  • Choose your gender under Gender.

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How to Open a Gmail Account: Step 6

Optionally, enter your mobile phone number under
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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How to Open a Gmail Account: Step 7

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

  • Optionally, enter an existing email address under Your current email address if you want to be able to recover a lost password with it.
    • You do not have to specify this secondary email address to create a Gmail account.

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How to Open a Gmail Account: Step 8

Now type the characters in the captcha picture under
Now type the characters in the captcha picture under "Prove you're not a robot".

  • Now type the characters in the captcha picture under Prove you're not a robot.

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How to Open a Gmail Account: Step 9

Select your country or location under
Select your country or location under "Location".

  • Select your country or location under Location.

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How to Open a Gmail Account: Step 10

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

  • Read Google's terms for serving Gmail.
  • Make sure I agree to Google Terms of Service and Privacy Policy is checked.
  • Click Next step.

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How to Open a Gmail Account: Step 11

Click
Click "Next step" again.

  • Click Next step again.

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How to Open a Gmail Account: Step 12

Now click
Now click "Continue to Gmail".

  • Now click Continue to Gmail.