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Create a Gmail address

To sign up for Gmail, create a Google Account.

Sign up for Gmail

It's free to create a Google Account. You can use the username and password for your Google Account to sign in to Gmail and other Google products like YouTube, Google Play, and Google Drive.

  1. Visit the Google Account creation page.
  2. Follow the steps on the screen to complete your account setup.
  3. After you've created your Google Account, you can use it to sign in to Gmail on your computer, phone, or tablet.

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The username I want is taken

You won't be able to get a certain Gmail address if:

  • The exact username you requested is already being used.
  • The username you requested is very similar to an existing username. For example, if example@gmail.com already exists, you can't use examp1e@gmail.com.
  • The username was used by someone in the past, and they deleted their account.
  • The username you want is reserved by Google to prevent spam or abuse.

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