Gmail is one of the most popular and acclaimed email services offered today. Whether you’re disillusioned with your current service, making your first email account, or just in need of another account on top of the ones you already have, this article gives you everything you need to make a new account in just a few minutes. What’s great about Gmail is that it’s very user-friendly with loads of feature explanations available, and it provides high security settings to fulfill the business and personal needs of its users. It is also highly compatible with other web services and applications, especially those provided by Google. (No surprise there.) This article offers a clear, comprehensive procedure for new account setup. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a seasoned computer and Internet user or a novice—you’ll find everything you need in the next few sections.
Some Facts about Gmail
Being a famed pioneer on the innovative features front, Gmail offers a wide variety of adjustable features and settings for free, with 15 GB of storage included! (Good luck running out of space with that much room.) Some of Gmail’s best-known features include:
Auto save of email drafts
A variety of sorting options and visual themes
Multicolored stars and labels
Default Reply All
Look good? Go on to the next section to read about some other things that make Gmail great.
Gmail is known for being experimental in its approach, and Google is always adding new ways to customize your emailing experience. The quick paced environment makes Gmail interesting to younger users with more Internet experience. At the same time, it isn’t intimidating to those who prefer routine and just want their accounts to stay the same. Gmail stays ever true to its basic user-friendly interface and refrains from making things confusing for its users. In addition, the amount of services Gmail offers for free gives it a laid-back “by the people, for the people” feel. This plus its user-friendly interface puts it into favor with just about everyone, and it has been making people happy for almost 8 years as of 2016. With attributes like that, the question is no longer “Why should you have a Gmail account?” Now it’s “Why shouldn’t you?”
What To Remember When Making a Gmail Account
Actually making the email account is easy. Rather, it’s the strategy and motivation you want to remember. By pinpointing exactly what you want your account to be before creating it, you ensure that you are using the best combination of Gmail’s many features for your needs. Will it be a business account, or will it be a personal account? Or would you prefer it to be a combination of both? In the latter case, Gmail allows you to split your Inbox within an account into subsections (called tabs) including Primary, Social, Promotions, Updates, and Forums. You can choose a wacky psychedelic theme to make your personal inbox a little more fun, or you can go more professional with a classy solid background. (Or if you have that nourishing work environment we all dream of, grab a more inspirational theme of a mountain peak or a forest.) Depending on your needs and preferences, you can create an account that is one of a kind and truly speaks to who you are as an individual.
There’s also the more basic stuff to remember, such as your password and username. Develop a plan. Will you keep it written down somewhere, or will you store it in a more accessible location (such as a password-protected document on your computer?) In regards to the username, choose a name that’s unique and memorable. If this is for a business account, you will also want to make sure that your username is professional. It’s always a good idea to have a backup name or two available in case your first choice is already taken. Figure out your password and username details before you continue to the next step: creating your account.
How To Make A Gmail Account
Now you’re prepared to set up your Gmail account. Read and follow the instructions below for a breeze of a time doing it. There are 15 steps, but don’t be fooled: they’re not that involved. Rather, they’re split into the smallest possible units for easy comprehension. So push on, and fear not!
Type mail.google.com in the URL box at the top of your browser page.
Click on the “Create an Account” link at the bottom center.
Type in your first and last name.
Type in the username you have chosen and see it is available. Proceed until you find one that is available and you are satisfied with.
Carefully type in your password, incorporating both capital and lowercase symbols, punctuation, and/or special symbols for a strong one that will be difficult to hack.
Enact your plan for remembering your password. Make a mnemonic or write it down somewhere.
Retype your password in the second box and make sure it matches. If you have any doubt that the password you typed in is the one you want, then type it in both fields again. Repeat as necessary.
Select your gender.
Enter your phone number if you want to do it. This will give you another recovery method (if you forget account details) and make your account more secure, although you can opt to skip this step if you don’t want your number out on the Internet.
Type in any other email address you have. This adds even more recovery methods.
Read the code in the box and type it in below (not case sensitive). This proves you are indeed human.
Select your country in the drop-down menu.
Click on Next Step.
Follow the on-screen instructions to account completion.
Now you have a Gmail account! Congratulations for choose a service that is fast and safe.