Gmail sign up is completely free: anyone can get an "
@gmail.com" or "
@googlemail.com" email address (see the difference between Gmail and Google Mail). This free email tutorial explains how to create a Gmail account in just a few minutes. If you already have a Gmail account, and just want to sign up for another email address, you may need to first sign out (depending on your settings, you may automatically be logged in to Google).
Tip: to get a much more detailed step-by-step approach, check out our "Create Gmail Account" tutorial (new window). It also reflects design changes Google made to the sign-up form!
Follow these steps to sign up for Gmail and get your own email address:
@gmail.com" - since Gmail has about 200 million subscribers, you may have to tweak your desired user name a bit (by adding a date of birth, or keyword, etc. - keeping in mind that your email address should be fairly easy to remember for those who know you).
The next few fields in the sign up form are very important, since the information you fill in will be used in case you forget your Gmail password - be sure to avoid typos, and type everything in lowercase letters (a good habit that will avoid troubles with capitalization).
If you entered all your account information correctly, without omitting any text fields, Google will display the successful Gmail sign up confirmation page: this means that you now have your own Gmail email address, and can start using it right away!
To access your new email address, click on the blue "Show me my account" button: you are automatically signed in to your new account, and your Gmail inbox will load, and include one or more emails from Google to help you get started with Gmail:
You have successfully signed up and created your Gmail account: you can now start getting familiar with the way Gmail works throughout the next tutorials (listed in the left).