If you add Gmail to your Google Account, your account's primary username will permanently change to firstname.lastname@example.org.
After you add Gmail, the original email address associated with your account will become your alternate email address. If you have verified your original email address before adding Gmail, you will be able to sign in using this email address.
Adding Gmail to an existing Google Account
- Go to mail.google.com.
- Click Sign up for Gmail.
- At the top of the page, click If you already have a Google Account, you can sign in here. You'll be redirected to a sign-in page.
- Use your existing Google Account username and password to sign in. On the next page, you'll see a shortened Gmail sign-up form where you can choose your Gmail username
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