How to sign up for an Orkut account

To create a new Orkut account and join Orkut, visit www.orkut.com. If you already have a Google Account, just enter your account email address and password and click sign in. You'll be prompted to create your Orkut profile.

If you don't have a Google Account, visit www.orkut.com and click the Join now link. Follow the instructions on the page to create a Google Account. Don't forget your username and password; you'll need them to sign in to Orkut (and other Google products) whenever you visit.

Your Google Account will give you access to a variety of Google products. When creating an account, keep these guidelines in mind:

  • Your Google Account username should be an email address from which you currently send and receive mail, unless you'd prefer to sign up for Gmail.
  • Your password should be at least eight characters long and can't be a commonly used word. Select a unique combination of letters and numbers.
  • Creating a Google Account also gives you a Gmail. You can sign up for Gmail by visiting the Gmail homepage. Visit the About Gmail page to learn more about the Google approach to email. Note that you'll be able to access all the Google products with your Gmail username and password.

What's a Google Account?

A Google Account is a unified sign-in system made up of an email address and password of your choice. It gives you access to various free Google products, including Orkut, Gmail, Google Groups, Google Docs, Blogger, Picasa and other Google products.

If you've used any of these products before, you already have a Google Account. To try new Google products, such as Orkut, simply sign in with your existing Google Account information. Your account username is the email address you entered when you created your Google Account. If you have a Gmail account, you can use your Gmail username and password to sign in to your Google Account and to new Google products. You can find out more about Google Accounts at the Google Accounts Help Center.

Note that if you've already signed up for Gmail or want to start using it, it comes with a built-in Google Account. You can use this to sign in to Orkut.

Keep in mind that a Google Account can only be linked to one Orkut profile at a time.