There are numerous reasons why you will want to learn how to create a free Gmail Account. The use of (electronic mails) Emails has become an essential part of every individual and business. This is a result of the technological advancement in our daily lives, the demand for such a medium of communication is always on the rise. According to Statista, the total number of people using e-mail for their day-to-day communications grew up to 4 billion ( in 2020 and is projected to expand to a total number of 4.6 billion users by 2025.
It is an undeniable fact that for one to be able to even use a newly acquired technological gadget, he or she needs an email to be able to operate the device as we mostly do after purchasing a new phone, laptop, or desktop computer.
There are several types of emails however, the most commonly used ones include Yahoo Email, Google Mail (Gmail), Outlook, etc. Gmail for business is leading in the first position by market share, with over 33%. It is currently hosting over 2.4 billion domains worldwide with Microsoft Exchange Online being the second, with a close margin of nearly 32% of the market.
In this context, we are going to focus on the creation of a Google Account with ease from scratch.
Steps On How To Create A Free Gmail Account From Scratch
To Create a Gmail account, you need the following;
- A stable Internet connection
- A device (mobile phone or laptop)
- Your name
- Date of birth
Step 1: Open Your Preferred Browser.
Open your browser (Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Mozilla, etc) and type www.gmail.com into the address bar or search bar as shown below. In my case, I am using Google Chrome.
Step 2: Click On Create Account.
After going through step one, a drop-down list will appear. Scroll down to the bottom and click on Create Account. Please check the screenshot below.
Step 3: Create Your Google Account.
A Signup form will appear. Fill in the required details and make sure you select the account type. That depends on whether you are creating the Gmail Account for personal or business use. In as much as there are no police guiding you during the account creating process, it is advised to always enter genuine information about yourself. The info you enter is what people see about you when you interact with them. Entering genuine information also makes it easier for your account to be recovered in the case of password loss.
Step 4: Proceed to Next.
After filling in your genuine details, go through once more to ensure all your provided details are correct and free from errors. Is everything on point? If yes then click on the “Next button” to proceed.
Step 5: Enter Your Phone Number.
After you complete step 4, this step will prompt you to enter your phone number. Google has now made this process compulsory to ensure only real people create Gmail accounts. Verifying your phone number is also a way of securing your Gmail Account. Make sure you select Ghana’s flag since we are creating the account from Ghana. You can select the flag of your country if you are creating the account outside Ghana.
Step 6: Enter Recovery Email Address and Phone Number.
After verifying your contact another form will appear asking for some other personal details, fill the form correctly. In the case of password loss, the details you enter here are what will help you to easily recover the account in other to prevent data loss. It is not mandatory but do so for your own benefit.
Final Step: Approve Google’s Privacy Terms.
Note: To log or sign out of your Gmail account, click on the mauve or violet circle with the initials of the name you used for registration at the top right corner of your account
To log in once again into your Gmail Account, you can use the same procedure in stage 1 by typing www.gmail.com either in the search engine or the address bar.
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