How To Create A Gmail Account – Complete Procedure

Gmail is the emailing platform of Google and has millions of users. If you also want to make an account on Gmail platform and this is for the first time you are doing this, then here is the step by step guide to open a fresh account on Gmail platform.

Open Gmail account on laptop/desktop

If you are opening the Gmail account on your laptop/ desktop, then here are the steps that you need to follow.

  • Step 1

To create a Gmail account, visit the page Create your Google Account. You can click on the link to open the page directly.

  • Step 2

Once you will click on the link, a page will open asking you to enter your details. This will include your name, last name, user id and password. In this form itself, you need to create your username that is your email ID. In the option email ID, enter the initial of your ID. For example, if you want to create email id xyz@gmail.com, then here you need to enter, xyz only. The extension is mentioned default. Google will guide you about the right email ID and also offer suggestions for creating a good email ID during the process. The email ID is given according to the availability. If the email accounts you are choosing already exist, then either you need to change the email ID or you have to choose from the given options suggested by Google. Once your email ID is finalized, it is the time to create password for your account. You need to enter the password of your account in the next blank. While creating the password, you should keep following things in mind.

  • The password should remain exclusive. It should not be your pet’s name, Nickname, date of birth, anniversary date, etc. as this information is easy to guess. A loose password mean, the account is prone to hacking.
  • The password should fulfill all the criteria of Gmail.
  • Do not create too tough password to remember. The password should remain tricky and at the same time easy to be recalled. The easy tips for creating a password for accounts is you can take the first letter of any proverb that you like; you can use the first letters of your family members name and mix it with numbers to create a tricky get easy to remember password, etc.
  • Do not write down the password anywhere. If you are bad at recalling things, you can note down the password in your secret diary. It is recommended when you are creating the account for the first time, instead of remembering the password; pen it in some secret location. Many times it happens that after creating the account and password people forget it and face difficulty in sign into the account once the account is created.

Once you are done with the process of creating Google email id and password, click on the next button present at the bottom of the page.

  • Step 3

When you will click on the next button, you will be taken to another page where you are required to enter your personal information. The page will ask you to enter your phone number, your date of birth, your location, gender and alternate email ID. All the information is mandatory to fill and this helps in recovering of accounts in case your account gets hacked or deleted by mistake.

If the account you are creating is your first account and you do not have an alternate email ID, then you can even use the email ID of your friend or family member who you can trust, or you can leave the field.

  • Step 4

After entering all the details correctly, click on the next button to proceed. When you click on the next button, a new page will open containing the details on terms and conditions and privacy policy of Gmail. Scroll down the page and check the box “I agree with all terms and conditions”. Though, the terms and conditions for using Gmail account is not that difficult, however if you want to read the whole you can do that. Or if else simply check the box ‘I agree to the terms and condition’ then also it is completely fine.

  • Step 5

Click on the next button after accepting the terms and conditions and you will receive a notification from Gmail that your account is created successfully.

Steps to sign-in to your account

  • Step 1

To sign-in your account, open the URL https://accounts.google.com/signin.

  • Step 2

Here enter the email id you created following the aforementioned steps.

  • Step 3

Now, enter the password that you created. And then click on the next button. Once you will click on the next button, you will land on your Gmail inbox page. From here you can start working on your email. There are a number of features present in Gmail, which you can use to communicate.

Note

It is important here to note that Gmail does not allow user under 18 years. So, if your age is below 18 years you won’t be able to create an account on Gmail platform.

How to create a Gmail account on mobile?

If you are using a mobile phone and want to create Gmail accounts on your phone itself, then here is a step-by-step guide for the same.

  • Step 1

To create the account on your mobile phone, open your mobile and then open the menu tray. Find the icon, play store. Click on the Play Store icon, and here you will get two options ‘enter your email ID’ and ‘Create a new email Id’.

  • Step 2

As you do not have email account right now, you need to click on the option create a new email ID.

  • Step 3

Once you will on click on the option create a new email id, a page will open asking you to enter your details like name last name and the user ID you want to create. You need to follow the same steps that you followed while creating the account on the desktop. The only difference here is you will get the pages to entry details one after one. At the last step you will be asked to accept the terms and conditions of Gmail to continue with the account. To create a unique email id, here also you will be guided by the Gmail. You will get options that are available according to your entered details. When you are creating email ID for your mobile phone, here also, do not forget to note down your password at some secret location so that, you don’t face difficulty in login to your account. You can use the same login credentials to login your account on desktop/laptop as well. Additionally, Gmail automatically sync all your activities on the email account with other platforms.

  • Step 4

Once you will accept the terms and conditions, you will get a notification from Gmail that your account is created.

  • Step 5

Now open the menu tray again and click on the icon Gmail. Here you will find that your newly created Gmail ID is reflecting. Now click on the email ID and you will be taken to the inbox of your account.

  • Step 6

Gmail has many features that make the communication faster and easier. All the features that are available in desktop mode are available in mobile as well. So you can get all the options after using Gmail to manage your work.

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