Find out how to create a new Google account

Steps to create a new Google account

We show you how to set up a new Google Account on any device, step by step.

Google Play, Chromebooks, Gmail, all these great services start and require a Google account. Whether you want to create a personal account or a professional account, doing so is very easy and only takes a few minutes.

Find out how to create a new Google account
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So if you still don't know how to do it, don't worry, because below we'll show you how to set up your Google account in a few steps and from any device.

How to set up your Google account from an Android device

As we mentioned before, setting up a Google account is very easy, all you have to do is follow these steps:
  • Go to the settings menu of your Android device or tablet.
  • Once there, scroll down until you select the Accounts option and tap on it.
  • Next, tap on the Add Account option, located at the bottom of the screen.
  • Select the Google option.
  • Then choose More options.
  • Click Create Account.
  • Type the name associated with the Google account you are creating and click the Next button.
  • Now enter your date of birth. Remember that Google requires all account users to be at least 13 years old, and in some countries there are higher age requirements.
  • Select a type and hit the Next button.
  • Type your username. The name you choose will become your Gmail address, as well as the name you'll use to sign in to your account.
  • Click Next button.
  • Now it's time to set your password, with at least eight characters for your account.
  • You will then have the option to add a phone number that you can use to verify your identity or help you sign in when there are problems.
  • Google will present its own terms of use, so after scrolling and reading the sections that interest you, click Accept.

Your main Google account is now set up, and your username and password will be displayed. Now, just click on the Next button to exit this screen and finish the process.

How to set up your new Google account on your laptop or PC

Setting up a new Google account is basically the same on your phone or computer, but it actually feels easier on your PC or laptop since you have to go through fewer screens:
  • Go to the Google signup page in your preferred web browser.
  • Enter the username and password you want to use for your account. Remember that your username will become your Gmail address.
  • Retype your password in the Confirm Password field. This helps ensure that you don't mistype your password and lock out your new account.
  • Then click on the Next option.
  • Enter your date of birth and gender. Keep in mind that Google has minimum age requirements to create an account, and in order to use Google Pay or add a credit card, the account holder must be at least 18 years old.
  • If desired, enter a backup phone number and/or email. This data can be used to help you verify your identity or log in to your account if you forget your password, but it is not required.
  • Then, click on the Next option.
  • Google will show you the terms, conditions, and privacy policies for your Google account. Once you've read everything, click Agree.

Ready! You have already created your Google account.

If you followed literally all the steps, you should already have your new Google account. You can now create online documents, send emails, store your photos in the cloud, and more. All these services are available on any of your Android devices and your computer or laptop.



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