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How To Create a Gmail Account

Gmail is an email service provided by Google that allows you to access your accounts via a desktop or mobile device. Gmail accounts can be created through a user's Google account if one already exists or by completing Gmail's simple registration process. Continue reading to discover how to create a Gmail account.

Create a Gmail Account

To open a Gmail account, load your web browser, and go to the Google homepage. Then, click the Gmail option located in the toolbar:

From here, two scenarios are possible depending on your account status. If you already have a Google account, simply enter your username and password to access Gmail through your Google account. You can do this by clicking Sign In:

If you do not have a Google account, click Create an account:

A several-page online form will appear asking for your basic information. Each time you fill in the page, continue by clicking Next. You will be asked to add your phone number, this is optional. It is possible to create a Gmail account without a phone number.

If you have chosen to enter your number, follow the verification steps:

Next, read the terms and conditions that appear. Finally, select the Check this box to confirm that you have read and accepted all the conditions of use..., and click Next step.

In the introductory page of the service that appears, click I am ready to use my account to finalize your registration.

Note: Instead of adding a phone number for added security, you can add an alternative email which will be used to send two step verification codes.

How To Access Your Gmail Inbox

As soon as you have registered in Gmail, you will be directed to your inbox. There, you will see that you have already received your first email: a welcome email from the Gmail team.

At the top of your inbox, you'll see that three tabs have been created for you to help you in your email management: Primary, Social, and Promotions:

These filters are not mandatory — Gmail offers its users many options for inbox customization, including creating customized filters and labels as well as a personal signature. These options may be found in your Account Settings.

Google vs. Google Plus vs. Gmail

Google is a search engine that allows you to access millions of webpages by simply entering a set of keywords. Google Plus is Google's social network that allows you to share content and connect with other Gmail users. Gmail is Google's email client that allows you to create and send email messages to your personal or professional contacts.

In creating a Gmail account, you automatically create a Google account, which allows you to access other personalized services such as YouTube, Google Play, and Google Plus.
Note: You cannot create a new Gmail account with the same ID, or Username, or mail as an already existing account.
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good info a lot peaple need info like this

Learned a lot

are you able to create a gmail account without a phone number at all

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