Create a Gmail Account
Creating a gmail Account is very simply. If you have registered with Google or are using other Google Applications, such as GooglePlay or Google+ or use the Google Chrome web browser, you really should also get a free email (Gmail) account also. All of the great features and google applications work together flawlessly, so having adding an email account just makes sense. If you use YouTube, are a member of their Social Media Google+, use Google Play on your smartphone and utilize the Google Drive you can use the username and password for any of those accounts to set up your Gmail account.Google offers free email that comes with 15GB. The amount is shared with your Google Drive (documents), Gmail and Google Photos. Using Gmail in combination with all the other great Google features puts everything from your documents to your photos all within one easy to use application through your Gmail account. Note: if this isn’t enough space for your needs, you can purchase a larger amount.
So how do you sign up and create a Gmail account? So glad you asked because as mentioned before it’s very easy especially if you are already using Google+ or any of the other Google features being used, whether on your smartphone or you PC, Tablet or Laptop.
If you are using Google Chrome or any of the other Google products you already have an account, so all you would need to do really is go to mail.google.com and then click on “Sign up for Gmail”, use the same username and password to log in.
When you add Gmail to your existing Google account the primary username on the account will permanently change and become firstname.lastname@example.org. Once you have added Gmail the email address you used to originally use to register your Google account(s) then becomes your ‘alternate email address.’
For those who are not sure if you’ve every logged in in the past or previously started an account with Google, simply put in your email address on the password-assistance page. If you don’t have an email address associated with Google, you will get a message that tells you no account was found with that email address. This will tell you obviously that you don’t have any type of account with Google.
To create a Gmail account if you have never registered for any other Google Application, simply type Gmail.com into your browser. It will bring you the “Create your Google Account” page. Enter in your name and desired username. Remember your username is permanent.
Create your password, make sure NOT to use any password you might have already used on another site or with other online accounts.
The more diverse your passwords are throughout your different accounts, the less likely a hacker will be able to break them. Also good to remember not to use common things like birthdays, your favorite pet’s name, etc.
Make sure you enter a valid mobile phone number because it will be used to alert you should someone try to log into your account or to help you retrieve your password should you forget it. Agree to the terms of service and you are all set.