How to Open a Free Email Account on Google
Google’s Gmail is one of the most widely used email services in the world. Gmail accounts allow you to send and receive email and log in to Google services like Google Drive, Google Maps, and Android services. Google makes it easy and inexpensive to open a Gmail account.
Set up a Gmail account
You can create a Google account to get a free email address.
Go to the Google Website
To create a Gmail account, open the Google website on your phone or computer. The Gmail app will be listed in the upper left-hand corner of the Apps menu. Click your profile picture to sign out.
Complete the Account Creation Form
To create a new Gmail account, go to the Gmail website and click “Create Account”. Please fill out the form with your name and desired username.
Your username is also your email address. So make sure you choose one you like and that works for you, regardless of whether you use it for personal or business communication. Google will inform you if your username is already taken. Select a password that is compatible with Google’s requirements, as shown on the screen. After you’ve entered your information click “Next.”
Add Additional Information
Google will now ask you for information that you can use to retrieve your account in case you have lost the password or it has been hacked. Enter your phone number and an email address to which you can reset your password, as well as your birth date and gender. When you are done, click “Next”.
Google might ask you to text or call you to confirm that you are the owner of the number you have entered. You will be asked to enter a code to be texted or read at the phone number.
Accept the Terms and Choose Privacy Settings
Google will ask you to review the terms of its service and select privacy settings for your account. You can decide whether Google should save your YouTube videos and online searches to your Google account, or not.
To agree to these terms and to create an account, read the terms. The account will be created and you will be taken to Gmail.
Google Business and School Email
Google offers G Suite, a suite of productivity and email tools for businesses. This service is available to businesses only if they pay per user. Many institutions also offer school and college email accounts.
You must contact your employer or school if they use Gmail. However, personal Gmail accounts can be set up in the same way.