Create a Google account

With a Google account, people have access to Google’s internet services. Create this account for free.

Google Account

If you have a Google account, you can use it to log into all of Google’s online public services. Think of Drive, Photos, YouTube and Gmail. Anyone with an email address that ends with @ gmail.com automatically already has a Google account.

You can create a Google account in two ways:

  1. Create a free e-mail address at Gmail. With that email address you immediately have a Google account.
  2. Link an existing email address to a new Google account.

Create account with new address

Create a new email address for Gmail, and you immediately have a Google account:

  • Surf to www.google.com
  • Click Log in on the top right.
  • Click Create account.
  • Click For myself.
  • Type your first name.
  • Click Surname and type your last name.
  • Click on Username.
  • A suggestion for the name of the new e-mail address appears automatically. Press the Backspace key until this suggestion is gone. Then type the name that you want to use for the new address. The address ends with @ gmail.com.
  • Click on Password.
  • Think of a password with at least eight characters that consists of a combination of letters, numbers and symbols.
  • Type the password.
  • Click Confirm and type the password again.
  • Click on Next.
  • If the e-mail address is already in use, a message appears. Then select the text under ‘Username’, type another username and click on Next.
  • Google wants to link a telephone number to the account. The telephone number is used for account security. For that reason, the company also asks for a second e-mail address. It is not necessary to state this, but it is advisable. We enter a telephone number and click on Recovery email address (optional) to enter a second email address.
  • Click on Day and type the birthday.
  • Click on Month and click on the month of birth.
  • Click Year and type the year of birth.
  • Click on Gender and click on the correct gender.
  • Click on Next.
  • If you entered a telephone number, a check on that number will now follow. Google sends a code to the phone. To do this, click Send.
  • Type the received code on the web page.
  • Click Check.
  • You can use the phone number for more than just account security. We do not do that and click on Skip.
  • The conditions appear. Scroll down and put a check mark I agree with the Google terms of service and I agree to the processing of my data as described above and as further explained in the privacy policy.
  • Click Create account.
  • Click on Confirm.

The account has been created.

Create account with existing address

Create a Google account with an existing e-mail address.

  • Surf to www.google.com
  • Click Log in on the top right.
  • Click Create account.
  • Click For myself.
  • Type your first name.
  • Click Surname and type your last name.
  • Click on Username.
  • Click Use My Current Email Address.
  • Type the email address.
  • Click on Password.
  • Think of a password with at least eight characters that consists of a combination of letters, numbers and symbols.
  • Type the password.
  • Click Confirm and type the password again.
  • Click on Next.
  • To verify the specified email address, Google will send a code to the email address. View this code in the email and copy it on the web page where you create the Google account.
  • Click Check.
  • Google wants to link a telephone number to the account. The telephone number is used for account security. It is not necessary to provide a number, but it is advisable. We enter a telephone number.
  • Click on Month and click on the month of birth.
  • Click Year and type the year of birth.
  • Click on Gender and click on the correct gender.
  • Click on Next.
  • If you entered a telephone number, a check on that number will now follow. Google sends a code to the phone. To do this, click Send.
  • Type the received code on the web page and click Check.
  • You can use the phone number for more than just account security. We do not do that and click on Skip.
  • The conditions appear. Scroll down and put a check mark I agree with the Google terms of service and I agree to the processing of my data as described above and as further explained in the privacy policy.
  • Click Create account.
  • Click on Confirm.

The account has been created.

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