How to Set Up a Gmail Account

The easiest way to set up a Gmail account is through Google’s website.

Create a Google Account

A Google Account gives you access to many Google products. With a Google Account, you can do things like:

  • Send and receive email using Gmail
  • Find your new favorite video on YouTube
  • Download apps from Google Play

Step 1: Choose a Google Account type

For myself

Important: When you create a Google Account for your business, you can turn business personalization on. A business account also makes it easier to set up Google My Business, which helps improve your business visibility and manage your online information.

When you create a Google Account, we ask for some personal info. By providing accurate info, you can help keep your account secure and make our services more useful.

Tip: You don’t need a Gmail account to create a Google Account. You can use your non-Gmail email address to create one instead.

  1. Go to the Google account Sign In page.
  2. Click Create account.
  3. Enter your name.
  4. In the “Username” field, enter a username.
  5. Enter and confirm your password.
  6. Click Next.
    • Optional: Add and verify a phone number for your account.
  7. Click Next.

Use an existing email address

  1. Go to the Google Account Sign In page.
  2. Click Create account.
  3. Enter your name.
  4. Click Use my current email address instead.
  5. Enter your current email address.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Verify your email address with the code sent to your existing email.
  8. Click Verify.

There is a ton of help on Google’s site. Here is a taste.

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