“Gmail” or “Google mail” is a web-based email account whereby the emails are stored on the internet instead of your computer. It is a flexible option you can use to store mails as it allows you to easily access them from any computer from anywhere provided it has internet access. In this guide, we’ll show you how to create Gmail account.
Note: Make sure you have a computer with internet access.
Step 1: Open your internet browser such as Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome and go to Google homepage https://www.google.com
Step 2: Click on Gmail at the top right corner of the homepage
Step 3: You’ll be redirected to the “Sign in” section, but since you want to create an account, click on “Create account”
Step 4: A page requiring your information will load up and you will be required to fill in the information before proceeding. Fill in your first name name and last name.
Step 5: The second box requires you to fill in your preferred username. A username is a unique email address you wish to use and is placed before “@gmail.com”. It can be a combination or modification of your first and second name. Since the username should be unique, Google will check the availability of any username you choose to use to make sure it is available (i.e. no one is already using it).
For instance, if your name is Whitney Harris, you can choose whitneyharris so that the username appears as firstname.lastname@example.org. If the username you choose is not available, Google will notify you that somebody is already using it, and will give you alternatives. You can either choose one of the alternatives or type in a different name and check whether it’s available or not.
Step 6: After finding a username that is available or choosing to go with one of the provided alternatives, proceed and choose your preferred password. While choosing your password, use a combination of letters and numbers and also ensure it is at least 8 characters long. It is better to choose a combination of small and capital letters and make sure the password cannot be easily guessed. Re-enter the password to confirm that it is the one you want to use.
Step 7: Fill in your date of birth details, including the month, day and year of birth.
Step 8: Fill in your gender, either male, female or other.
Step 9: Fill in your current mobile phone number.
Step 10: Fill in your current email number, that is if you already have one.
Step 11: To prove that you’re not a robot, enter the verification code into the box provided.
Step 12: Choose your location. Although the location is automatically chosen for you based on your country, just make sure it is correct.
Step 14: After clicking “Next step” you will be required to verify your account using the mobile phone number you provided. You can either choose “text message” or “voice call” to receive your code. Choose one then click “Continue”. Once you receive the verification code, enter it into the box then click continue.
Step 15: You will be directed to a page to create your profile. You can click on “Add Profile Photo” and choose a photo to add as your profile picture. In case you do not wish to choose a photo, click “Next step” to complete setting up your Gmail account.
Step 16: You have completed setting. You can now click on “Next step” to go to your inbox where you will find some emails from Google to guide you. You can add more tabs such as “Updates” and “Forums” so that update and forum emails will not be sent to your inbox but rather their respective tabs.