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Create a Gmail account

To sign up for Gmail, create a Google Account. You can use the username and password to sign in to Gmail and other Google products like YouTube, Google Play, and Google Drive.

  1. Go to the Google Account creation page.
  2. Follow the steps on the screen to set up your account.
  3. Use the account you created to sign in to Gmail.

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The username I want is taken

You won't be able to get a certain Gmail address if the username you requested is:

  • Already being used
  • Very similar to an existing username (for example, if example@gmail.com already exists, you can't use examp1e@gmail.com)
  • The same as a username that someone used in the past and then deleted
  • Reserved by Google to prevent spam or abuse

Someone is impersonating me

If you believe someone has created a Gmail address to try to impersonate your identity, you can:

Unfortunately, Gmail is unable to participate in mediations involving third parties regarding impersonation. Learn more in Gmail Terms of Use.

Michelle is a Gmail expert and the author of this help page. Leave her feedback about this help page.

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