In this article we will explain to you how to create a gmail account.
There are two ways to register in Gmail:
- Going directly to mail.google.com using a web browser. You can sign up this way with your computer or your mobile phone. (Computer recommended)
- Using the Gmail application. You can only follow this way with you mobile. (Mobile recommended).
Gmail Sign Up
Create an account using your computer
- Go to mail.google.com
- If someone else use your computer our you have others gmail accounts, you may be automatically linked to your account.
- Click on the circle located at the top right of your screen (your google account), and then press on -> add account
- Choose -> use another account
- Press on -> create account
- Enter the information requested:
- First and last name
- Username. This is your future email address. You can only choose an email address that is not being used
- Continue entering the requested information:
- Your phone number. This is compulsory. It is asked to keep secure and validate your account
- Another email address. This is not compulsory as you may not have another email address created
- Your birthday
- Your gender
- Then press ‘Next’
- Check that your phone number is correct and press ‘Send’. Google will send you a security code in the next seconds.
- Introduce the security code
- You can also press on ‘Not now’ and do the verification later
- Read and accept the terms of confidentiality and privacy
- Congratulations, your gmail account has been created. Now you will be redirected to your inbox where you can start sending or receiving emails.
Create an account using your mobile phone
Download the Gmail App
- Enter to the App Store (on iPhone) or the Play Store (on Android). This apps are already installed when you buy your mobile.
- Use the search engine to type ‘Gmail’
- Press on the download button
- Wait until the download finish
- Now, the Gmail app is installed in your mobile and you just need to press on the icon to open it
Create the account with the app
If you already have other email accounts configured, you will have to:
- Click on the 3 horizontal white bars
- On the arrow to the right of your name and username
- Manage account
- Add account
If you do not have already any email account added:
- Choose the type of email you want to configure (in this case, as we want to create a Gmail account click on ‘Google’)
- Press on ‘Create account’
- Now, just follow the steps. The procedure will be exactly the same as when you create the account in your computer (read above)
What you didn’t know
- When you create a Gmail account, what you really do it is to create a Google account and with it you will able not only to use Gmail, but also also all the others free Google services as Youtube, Google Maps, Drive, Google Plus, etc
- The word Gmail means: Google Mail
- You can create a maximun of 10 gmails accounts per phone number
I have not managed to create my account
If you have had any problems when trying to create your Google account, do not hesitate to write in the comment section below. The user community or ourselves will try to help you.