Create a gmail account

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How to create a gmail account:

How to create a gmail account

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Gmail has been increasing in popularity since it was first introduced in 2004. Creating a Gmail account is quick and easy, and also provides you access to other Google products such as YouTube, Google Drive, and Google Plus.

Step 1:

Step 1 Open the Gmail website. Click the blue “Create an account” button below the login box. This will take you to the “Create your Google Account” page. Creating a Gmail account creates an Google account that you can use to access other Google products and services .

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Step 2 Come up with a username. Your username will become your new Gmail email address .

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Step 3 Fill out the rest of the required information.  You will need to enter your first and last name, your birthday (for age verification), your gender, your phone number in case you lose access to your account, and a verification email address. You also need to enter which country you reside in. The mobile phone number is recommended but not required. Google can send you a text in case you lose access to your Gmail account.

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Step 4 Complete the CAPTCHA.   This is a verification tool that ensures that a real person is creating the account. 

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Step 5 Agree to the privacy policy. Take the time to read the entire privacy policy so that you are aware of what Google can and can't do with your personal information. Check the box if you agree to Google's terms.

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Step 6 Click Next Step. This will take you to your Google+ profile creation page. All Google accounts create a Google+ account when they are created .

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Step 7 Google+ is Google's Social Network, and many of Google's services are linked to it. You can choose whether or not you would like to add a picture to your account. This picture will be displayed when other Gmail users receive email from you, and will be associated with all of your Google activity. Choose whether or not you want your +1 information shared. This option will tailor the Google +1 icons you see across the web. If you keep the box checked, you will be able to see the sites that your friends +1. The +1 button functions similarly to the Facebook Like button, and shows your connections things you are interested in.

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Click Next Step once more. Your Gmail account has been created. You can click the button to return to Gmail, or visit any other Google service. You should be automatically logged in no matter which Google site you visit. Step 8

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References Information and images retrieved at: http://www.wikihow.com/Create-a-Gmail-Account Mtra. Virginia Canabal November , 2014

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