If you still do not have an email address or would like another alternative, we explain how to create a Gmail email account quickly and easily. It will not take more than a couple of minutes, so get down to work.
Creating a Gmail account has many advantages, so if you still do not have one, we recommend that you do one. Google’s email service offers many useful functions to organize messages or check email on different devices, and also offers you 15 GB of free storage to store your virtual correspondence.
If you do not have Gmail yet, follow these simple steps to start your account.
Provide your personal information:
The first step you have to take to create a Gmail email account is to enter this page and complete the form with your personal information.
Here you have to indicate your name and surnames, the username you would like to use, your date of birth, sex, mobile phone, current email address and location. If you do not want it, you do not need to enter your current phone number or email.
Then, click on the Next step button , read the legal and privacy conditions and accept them to continue.
First steps in the configuration:
Once you have created your account, you can now enter the webmail using your username and password from this link . The first time you sign in, Google will welcome you and ask you to choose a view: Default, Comfortable or Compact. Select each of the options to see a preview at the top, check the one you like most and click OK.
After this step, you will see a section that tells you how the configuration process is progressing. Here you will see a series of recommended actions, such as choosing a theme, downloading Gmail for mobile or changing your profile picture. You can click on each of them to advance your progress, although you are not obliged to make any if you do not want to.
When you have completed all the actions that you want to perform from this initial window, close the progress view by clicking on the blade, then click on the gear and select the option Configure the input tray .
A window will appear in which you can customize the tabs that organize the incoming messages. By default you have the Main, Social and Promotions tabs , but you can deactivate them to leave one or add more, such as Notifications and Forums . Click on the Save button when finished.
Set up your Gmail account:
After customizing the tabs in your inbox, the next step is to set up your Gmail account . You can access all the available options from the gear configuration section .
In the General tab you can adjust basic aspects such as the language, the default text style, the view of the conversation, the desktop notifications or your profile image, among other options.
In the Labels section you can show or hide the system labels, the ones created by you and the categories to organize your messages. The Inbox tab allows you to customize the inbox, the importance markers and the mail filters.
Customize the theme:
Gmail offers you the possibility to choose a personalized theme so that your inbox is unique and has a design that you like. To make this adjustment, press on the gear icon and select the Themes option .
You have at your disposal a series of predetermined images so that you can choose the one you like best, or if you prefer you can also use a photograph of yourself by clicking on the My photos button . Mark the image you want and click Save to save the changes.