Email is now the fastest and most used form of communication, be it for business or personal use. Gmail sign up has proven to be very effective for users all around the world. It is one of the best email service providers putting it on top of the list.

How to Gmail signup

Being able to create an account on gmail is very easy and requires a few basic skills. Follow these steps to know how to gmail sign up for desktop:

Step 1: Before getting into the steps, make sure you have a working browser installed into your device. This can be Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or some other browser of your choice.

Step 2: Open your browser and log onto

Step 3: Click on create an account.

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Step 4: Gmail sign up now requires you to put in some primary details, like your first name, last name, and a username also known as email address of your choice.

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Tip: Remember that your email address needs to be one of a kind or in other words “unique”. It should be something that no other user has.

Step 5: In this step you are required to set a password. The password you set should be strong, meaning it should be a good combination of letters, numbers and symbols. Another thing to keep in mind is, the longer your password is, the better. Now click on next.

Step 6: Here you are required to verify yourself by entering your mobile number and country. You will receive a six digit verification code on your mobile. You must enter this code and verify your account. This is very handy when you forget your password and need to reset it.

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Step 7: Select your birth date and gender and click on next.

Step 8: Now you can see the terms and conditions, scroll down and lick on “I agree”, then click next.

Step 9: You have completed your gmail sign up procedures and can access your account by clicking on “Gmail”.


Steps to gmail sign up using your phone or iPad

Being able to log into your gmail account makes things very efficient. You can be on the go and still have access to all your mail. Follow these simple steps to create a gmail account on your phone.

Step 1: Firstly, go to the setting option on your mobile phone.

Step 2: Scroll down and click on “Accounts”.

Step 3: Choose the add account option by clicking on the plus (+) icon located on the top right corner of the screen.

Step 4: Select Google and then click on “create a new account”.

Step 5: You will now be required to enter your first name and last name. It is not absolutely necessary to use your real name but if this is your only account then its best if you do.

Step 6: Click on Next

Step 7: Enter your correct birth date. Reminder: In some countries if your age is below 13 years old, you can’t create a google account.

Step 8: Select a gender

Step 9: Click on next and then select a username of your choice. This username will now be your email address which you will use to sign in. If the username you gave is unavailable pick from the suggestions or choose one that is unique.

Step 10: Enter a password of your choice, the password should contain at least eight characters. Remember to set a strong password, avoid using pet names or your own name.

Step 11: Retype the password you just chose.

Step 12: Enter your phone number, remember this number will be used for your accounts verification. Click next to verify or skip adding a phone number.

Step 13: Now read the privacy and terms given and click on “I agree”.

Your account is now ready for use. If you are above 18 years, you have the option of adding your credit or debit card credentials. This will allow you to use paid services and apps like YouTube red etc.

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