Create a Gmail account
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.
- Visit the Google Account creation page.
- Follow the steps on the screen to complete your account setup.
- After you've created your Google Account, you can use it to sign in to Gmail on your computer, phone, or tablet.
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 email@example.com already exists, you can't use firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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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