With a minute, you can create your Gmail account and start sending and receiving messages (Mail) irrespective of your location. The world today is now a global village has everyone is now going digital. It will be so sad seeing people sending Messages using Poster Services (Post Office) when you can conveniently and quickly send all your message using an Email Service Provider like Gmail and a lot more.
Gmail otherwise known as Google Mail is a renowned and most used email service provider across the world. As you know, Gmail is one of the products of Google; and so, creating or signing Up for an account with the service gives you access to other Google products like YouTube, Google Play Store, and more.
Creating a Gmail account is free and you don’t need to pay a dime. You can either sign Up for an account using your Mobile device or Computer (Pc). On your Android or iOS device, you can download and install the Gmail App from the Google Play Store or App Store respectively.
For Desktop users like Windows or Mac; you can visit the official website at www.gmail.com using your web browser. You can check out the next outline for steps and guidelines to create a Gmail Account.
Using Your Mobile Device to Create a Gmail Account
Creating a Gmail Account using your Mobile device is quite easy to go about. As stated above, to create an account using your android or iOS device, you must have downloaded and installed the application on your device. Then, you can follow the steps and guidelines below;
- From your Android or iOS home screen, tap to open the Gmail App.
- Click on the “Sign Up” button.
- Enter your first and last name.
- Create your Username, [email protected]
- Now, set up a strong password for your account.
- Enter in again to confirm you remember the password you choose.
- You can tap on the box “Show password” to view the password you entered.
- Now click on “Next”.
You will be asked to provide your mobile number, enter your mobile phone number. Make sure to provide an active mobile number, where Google can reach you.
Using Your Computer to Create a Gmail Account
You can make use of any web browser to get access to the Gmail platform. Here is how it works;
- Open your web browser.
- Go to accounts.google.com/signup.
- Enter your first and last name.
- Create your Gmail username, [email protected]
- Set up a strong password for security purposes.
- Click on “Next”.
On the next page, you will be asked to provide a mobile phone number and verify it.
Verify Your Mobile Number
Verifying your mobile number is the last thing you will do before you get directed to your Gmail account. You can skip the mobile number verification process, and add your phone number to your Gmail account later after you finish creating your Gmail account.
Sometimes, users are not allowed to skip this process “Mobile phone number verification process”. Here is how to verify your number on Gmail;
- On the mobile app or website.
- After you finish entering your personal info.
- Click on the “Next” button.
- On the next page, enter your mobile phone number.
- Now, click on “Verify”.
- Choose how you want to get your verification code; either through SMS or Call.
If you choose SMS, you will be sent a Six (6) digits code. While if you choose to be called by Google, you will get a call, and you will hear a voice, saying the Six (6) digits code out for you.
Take note when you are called, it is a one-time call, if you don’t get the code, you will have to wait for some minutes before calling again. But it is preferable you make use of SMS to verify your mobile number on your Gmail account.
After you get your Six (6) digits Verification, enter in on the provided field, and click on “Verify”. Then you will be directed to the Gmail app or Website; into your Gmail account. You can then start making use of your newly registered Google mail account.