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 such as 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.

Create an account

The username that 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 that someone has created a Gmail address to try to impersonate your identity, you can:

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

Use Gmail for your business

If you want to use Gmail for your business, a G Suite account might be better for you than a personal Google Account. G Suite starts at £4.60 per user per month and includes the following:

  • A professional, ad-free Gmail account using your company’s domain name, such as susan@example.com
  • Ownership of employee accounts so you are always in control of your company’s accounts, emails and files
  • 24/7 phone, email and chat support from a real person
  • Increased Gmail and Google Drive storage
  • Mobile device management to keep your data secure, such as the ability to remotely wipe lost devices
  • Advanced security and administrative controls

Learn more about G Suite or start a free trial
 

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