Create a Google Account

A Google Account gives you access to many Google products. With a Google Account, you can do things like:

  • Send and receive email using Gmail
  • Find your new favorite video on YouTube
  • Download apps from Google Play

Step 1: Create a Google Account

When you create a Google Account, we ask for some personal info. By providing accurate info, you can help keep your account secure and make our services more useful.

Tip: You don't need a Gmail account to create a Google Account. You can use your non-Gmail email address to create one instead.

Choose a new username
  1. Go to the Google Account creation page.
  2. Enter your name.
  3. In the "Username" field, enter the username you want for your Account.
  4. Enter and confirm your password.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Verify your mobile phone number with the code sent via text.
  7. Click Verify.
Check if you already have a Google Account

If you've signed in to any Google product before (like Gmail, Maps, or YouTube), you already have a Google Account. You can use the same username and password you created for that product to sign in to any other Google products.

If you can't remember ever signing in and would like to check if you have an account, enter your email address. You'll see a message if there isn't a Google Account associated with your email address.

If you forgot your username or password, recover your account.

Check where email notifications are sent

By default, all account-related notifications are sent to your new Gmail address, or to your non-Google email if you signed up with an existing email address.

To change where you get notifications, edit your contact email.

Tip: You can also create a Google Account with a non-Google email you already own.

Use an existing email address 

  1. Go to the Google Account creation page.
  2. Enter your name.
  3. Click Use my current email address instead.
  4. Enter your current email address.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Verify your email address with the code sent to your existing email.
  7. Click Verify.

Step 2: Protect your account with recovery info

If you forget your password or someone is using your account without your permission, updated recovery info makes it much more likely you’ll get your account back.

Learn how to avoid getting locked out of your account.

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