In this day of digitalization, it is very important to have an email address. For most people, Gmail is email. This obviously is because of its popularity. Gmail is one of the best free email services in the world. It offers 15GB free storage, with great features and usability.
Gmail account can serve for personal, business or professional purpose. Maybe you just launched a new business and need a new email address, or new android user, Gmail account is a great place to start from.
Here are how you can create a new Gmail account.
1. Visit Google’s signup page
You can find that at http://accounts.google.com/signup. Or search create Gmail account on google search and it quite easily pops up on search engines.
2. Enter Your Name, Address and Password
In order to create your account, Google requires your basic information to open your Gmail account: your first name, last name, your preferred username, and a password (for accuracy you will type the password twice).
While is not a must for you to use your real name as with the likes of Facebook, but understand that this is what your emails’ recipients will know you with.
3. Find a unique email address (optional)
Skip this section if you don’t see the below error.
Since 2004 Gmail have been allocating email addresses to people, expect your name is really unique, it’s must likely that you’ll not get your dream email@example.com address on your first attempt.
Think about email address creatively. Try including numbers, initial, your profession, that’s memorable to you, but for professional purpose let your choice of email address be formal.
(Note: Gmail neglects periods in email handles, so “chi.law” would end up being equivalent to “firstname.lastname@example.org”.)
Click outside of the box when you’ve changed the username. Do that until the warning that an email address already exists stop appearing. This means that it’s available and you can have it.
4. Fill in personal information
You are very close to the finishing line. All you just have to do is to complete a few more details before you can start using your brand-new Gmail account.
Note this time that two of the boxes are optional. You can enter your phone number or recovery email address later if you so desires. But the recovery email address is a great precaution step to help you access your account back if it gets blocked.
You can as well skip the prompt to connect your phone number to your account.
5. Complete the Privacy and Terms Section
Check on the “More Options” menu just above the checkboxes to view and select your preferences. You can choose to stop advert personalization. Also, you can keep your web, YouTube or app history from being accessible to your new account.
If you are in Nigeria your page will look like this but maybe different in other countries because country rules might vary.
6. Your Google Account is Ready
You have successfully become a Google account owner and your free Gmail address inclusive in the package among other Google products.
7. Open www.Gmail.com
You may also do this by clicking on the Gmail logo in the top right side.