Creating a Google Account

Creating a Google account is quite simple. Learn how to create a Google account and learn all about Google account signup here.

Introduction

Creating a Google account is fairly simple. You'll need to provide some basic information, like your name, age, and location. Once you create and verify your account, you'll be able to use Gmail, Google Docs, Google Calendar, Google+, and many other services.

In this lesson, we'll show you how to create an account.

Creating an account

In order to create a Google account, you'll need to enter some information, like your name, birth date, and location. Creating a Google account will automatically create a Gmail email address and a Google+ profile.

If you have a Gmail address, you already have a Google account so you won't need to create an account. You can simply sign in to Google using your Gmail information.

To create a Google account:

  1. Go to www.google.com. Locate and select the Sign in button in the top-right corner of the page.
    Sign in
  2. Click Create an account.
    Create an account
  3. The signup form will appear. Follow the directions by entering the required information, such as your name, birth date, and gender.
    Sign up form
  4. Review Google's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, click the checkbox, then click Next step.
    Privacy agreement
  5. The Create your profile page will appear. Click Add a photo if you want to add a photo to your Google+ profile. If you don't want to set a profile photo at this time, click Next step.
    Next step
  6. Your account will be created, and the Google welcome page will appear.
    Welcome page

Just like with any online service, it's important to choose a strong password—in other words, one that is difficult for someone else to guess. For more information, review this Creating Strong Passwords lesson from our Internet Safety tutorial.