The world of email has changed a lot in the last few years. How we communicate, how we store messages and attachments – it’s all different now. For many people, Gmail is their primary email account, not just in terms of its features and usability, but also because it offers a very generous 15GB of free storage for consumers, with more available for as little as $1.99 a month. Looking more professional than your average Yahoo or Hotmail account!
However, there may be times when you need to create a new Gmail account for one reason or another; You might want to create a separate email address for your side business so you can keep things separate from your personal life.
This blog post will walk you through how to create a new Gmail account and the benefits of a Gmail account so that you can start using all the amazing features that come with it today!
Benefits of Using A Gmail account
Multiple apps sign in with one Gmail: Without having to create a new account for each of these sites, you may use your Google Account to access Youtube.com, Google Play, Blogger, Pinterest, Google+, Google Docs, Google Drive, and much more.
It’s excellent to be able to access all of these sites with only one username and password because it reduces the number of usernames required to access all of the web services that many of us use on a daily basis.
Multiple email account notifications in one place: You can have up to five POP email accounts in your main Gmail account without having to login into each one.
For example, you can use Gmail to access your Hotmail and yahoo accounts, as well as receive and send emails from each of these accounts.
This is a unique feature that you won’t find in many other free email services.
Personalisation: Gmail’s platform is extremely customisable, and you may alter practically every aspect of it. You can modify the colors, themes, text size, font type, and how messages are presented, among other things. This way, you may customize it to your preferences.
Large storage space: With Gmail, you receive a ton of storage. Instead of spending time deleting old emails, you may ARCHIVE them, which frees up space while keeping them searchable in case you need them again.
How To Create A New Gmail account
Step 1: Start by visiting the Gmail account sign-up page here, you can also search for it on Google by using this search phrase, “Gmail signup page”.
Step 2: To open your Gmail account, Google requires only a few pieces of information: Your first and last names, the username you select, and a password (typed twice to verify there are no typos).
Though you will not be asked to use your real name, as there is on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and others, keep in mind that this is how your email recipients will be seeing you, so, do not use any name that won’t represent the image of your Gmail or that can make your recipient doubt your authenticity.
Step 3: Gmail has been in existence since April 1, 2004, so, unless your name is extremely uncommon, you’re unlikely to receive the coveted [email protected] address on your first try.
You might be getting errors as shown below.
Just think outside the box and mix your Initial name, your professional name, and random series of numbers.
For instance, if you’re a plumber, you can use something like ([email protected]), hope you get the picture now.
When you’ve finished changing the username, tap outside the box. If you do this often enough, the notice that an email address already exists will gradually vanish. That indicates it’s available and ready for you to take.
Step 4: You’re almost done! Just one last remaining step. Google will want to verify your authenticity and know if you’re real, this will prompt them to enter your phone number and complete date of birth (DOB), you will then be sent a code, enter it in the box and click next.
Apart from Google wanting to know if you’re real, there are a number of advantages to entering your phone number, such as two-factor authentication (2FA).
Two-factor authentication (or two-step verification) is a software security measure that requires two sources of validation before granting access to an account. In the case of Gmail, you’ll need both your password and either a code generated by Google Authenticator or sent via SMS text message.
The goal is to make sure nobody can log in to your account with just one set of credentials–even if they know those credentials.
You may disable ad personalisation and prevent your app, site, and YouTube history from being linked to your new account by expanding the “More Options” dropdown just above the checkboxes.
Congratulations! You’ve done it, you now have a new email address ready to use for any purpose you might have created it for in the first place.
Wrapping it up
And that’s it! Hope you now know how to create a Gmail account without having to go through any hassle? If you found this guide helpful, kindly share the content with your friends and family on social media.
If you still have more questions regarding signing up or creating an account on Gmail, comment down below, we will be glad to answer you.