Gmail login: How to sign in and create a Gmail account

Gmail is one of the most popular email services to date among a wide range of users: both business and individuals. In October 2012, Gmail outperformed Microsoft's competing Hotmail in terms of the number of unique users. The number of Gmail users has exceeded 420 million people [1]. The great popularity of Gmail makes it a prime target for hackers. Here we will tell you how to create a Gmail account, how to sign in a Gmail account and give you some tips how to protect your emails from being hacked.

Google provides a single account for all of its services. This means that you can login to any Google service using the login and password from the Gmail account.

How to create a Gmail account?

To create an account, please open in your browser Google homepage and click Gmail option located in the toolbar. On the opened page specify some basic information. On this step you need to select a username, which will be used as a part of your email address: username@gmail.com. In addition, you must provide a password. Be sure to choose a strong password. About the basic rules for choosing a password, you can read the link.

Next, you will be asked to verify your phone number. It is very important to enter your correct phone number. A verification code will be sent in SMS to make sure that the phone number belongs to you. In addition, the phone number can be used in the future to restore the password to the account, in case you forget it.

On the next step enter the verification code you received, and after that you will be asked to enter additional information about yourself.

After that you will be asked to save your phone number, entered in the previous step in the google account. You can agree or skip this step. If you didn’t leave your number you can always add it later in your Gmail account settings.

Congratulations! You have just created your Gmail account!

How to sign in a Gmail account?

To sign in Gmail account, please open in your browser Google homepage and click Sign In option located in the toolbar. Enter your username and click Next. Then enter your password and click Next.

How to recover Gmail account password?

If you have forgotten the password to your account, you can always recover it. To do this, go to the password recovery page. Enter your email and click Next.

You can use several ways to recover the password. First of all, you will be asked to enter the last password you remember. Since you do not know any password, click on Try another way. If you have previously assigned an additional email address to your account, you can recover the password using verification code, which will be sent to this email. If you have not the additional email address, click Try another way. If you've previously linked a phone number to your account, at the next step Google will offer you to recover the password with the verification code, which will be sent by SMS. If none of these methods are suitable for you, click Try another way. As a last option, you will be asked to enter an email address, with which Google employees can contact you to solve the problem. In this case, it takes some time to recover the password.