Advantages of having a Google account: create gmail account now
If you are in need of a YouTube account/channel, first and foremost of all, you gotta have a gmail/google account. Once you create it, many other google products/services come automatically with this. These products include YouTube, Google drive, Google photos, Google forums, play store, Google chrome etc. So you need to know how to properly create gmail account.
First of all, you have to type ‘gmail.com’ in the address bar of your web browser, you’ll be directed to gmail’s home page. Then click on the ‘Create account’ link, you’ll reach the following page. (In case you don’t see the ‘Create account’ link, you’ll have to click on ‘Sign in with a different account’. Then remove all the existing gmails by ‘cross’ing them out. Once you’re done doing that and hit the ‘Done’ button, you’ll see the option ‘Create account’.)
You must give your correct details to create gmail account
Now you need to fill in the details as your first name, last name, your desired username, your password etc. Once you put your desired username in the respective field, you’ll be shown whether it’s available. If it’s available, then go for it. Otherwise you can choose one from the suggestions, or you can simply add some numbers/characters after your desired username. While providing the password, make sure that it consists of both lower and uppercase letters and also one or more numbers (digits). This way your password gets strong and unbreakable.
Then you provide your date of birth and any currently available email address. If you already have an email address (from any service like Yahoo, Hotmail, Google etc.), then you can provide that. Because at a later point should you ever lose access (like forgetting password, hacking) to this particular gmail account you’re opening now, you can use that email to regain access to your gmail. You also need to provide your phone number. Sometimes you may choose to advance without providing a phone number. Previously Google allowed it, but not recently. We don’t know whether google will allow it again. (This article is on how to create gmail account.)
Phone verification is must now-a-days to create gmail account
Anyway, now-a-days providing a phone number, i.e. verification of your newly opened Google account is a must. We assume that you have decided to advance without providing a phone number, then upon clicking on ‘Next Step’, you’ll be prompt to read the ‘Privacy and Terms’ in a dialog box as showed below:
You may choose to read all of Google’s terms of services. Once you’re done with that, you can click on the blue ‘I agree’ button as shown below.
After hitting that button you officially created your gmail/google account (at this time your browser may prompt you to save the password for this gmail). But, this is NOT it. Because now you’ll get to see the following form, where you must provide your phone number.
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Choose between ‘Text message’ and ‘Voice Call’ to verify
Upon providing a phone number, you might get a message saying ‘This phone number has been used too many times’. In that case you’ll have to provide another phone number, or you may choose ‘Voice Call’ option for the same number, it might work (it worked for me a couple of times).
Whatever, if you have chosen ‘Text message’ option, then upon clicking on blue ‘Continue’ button, you’ll get a text message on your phone within a couple of seconds, simply put the six-digit code in the following box.
Offhand, you might have chosen ‘Voice Call’ option. If you do that, you’ll receive a call from an automated female voice saying that ‘Thank you for using Google service. Be sure to NOT give this code to anyone else. Nobody from Google will ever ask for this code’. Then she’ll tell you the code, you carefully listen to/make a note of that and put that code into the above-showed blank space and hit the blue ‘Continue’ button. Once you do that, consider your newly opened google account as good as verified. After the phone verification, you’ll be welcomed by google like the way below:
When your Google account is ready for you to use
You click on ‘Continue to gmail’, so now you’ll be directed to your gmail account’s dashboard. Before you finally reach there, you may see this ‘Loading ******@gmail.com’ status.
Once it’s finished loading, you’ll have to go through a couple of slides like following. These are basically a couple of tips to you on gmail. All you have to do here is click on ‘Next’ button or cancel/exit the ‘Tips’ slideshow by clicking on the little ‘cross’ button in the corner.
Now that you’re all finished with the formalities, you’ll get to see your first mail which is a ‘Welcome mail’ from certain official of Google. This is how you create a gmail/google account.
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