Lesson 1: What’s Gmail? How to Create Gmail account?

[Infographic] How to Create a Gmail account?

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Email or electronic mail is one of many strongly- developed services today. With an email account, you can send emails to your friends, relatives, business partners wherever they are (the only thing they need is the Internet). Nowadays, there are a lot of Email services such as Gmail, Yahoo mail, Hotmail/Outlook, …

Just sign up for a Gmail account, you can use all Google services such as Gmail, Maps, YouTube, Google Drive … After you have created your Gmail account you will want to access it by performing a Gmail login.

What is Gmail?


Google launched Gmail after Hotmail and Yahoo, however, Gmail has become the most commonly used email service. Sign up for Gmail is free. You can sign up for multiple Gmail accounts and use just one phone number to confirm multiple Gmail accounts.

With Gmail, you can store mail up to 15G. About privacy, there is no need to worry because Google is always one of the safest online service providers today.

Having a Gmail account sign up will help you:

  • Send and receive email messages easily and quickly wherever you are with just an Internet connection.
  • Sign, use and synchronize with all Google services such as Gmail, Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube, Google Plus, Google Driver …
  • Use a Gmail account to sign up for online accounts like Facebook, Twitter, …
  • Send documents and attachments easily. For files with large capacities, Google will support you to Upload to Google Drive and share.
  • Download apps, games and books from Google Play

Gmail sign up


Notes before Sign up Gmail account:

  • You should delete Cache and browser history before sign up Gmail. The reason is that if someone or you have ever used that browser to sign up for Gmail, you will be asked to confirm signing up for Gmail though mobile phone. However, the verification though telephone number will help to secure your account better (You can use a phone number for multiple Gmail accounts).
  • Prepare a telephone number to receive SMS containing a verification code.
  • Google allows one person to create multiple Gmail accounts but if you tend to create multiple accounts for whatever purposes, they can be all deleted.

Introduce on How to create Gmail account in the fastest way

    1. Step 1: First, you visit Gmail.com, then choose Create Account or click on this button to signup Gmail:

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    1. Step 2: In the Gmail sign up Form, you enter all the information that are required by Gmail.

gmail-registration-accountGuide to fill in information:

      • Name: Enter your first and last name. You can change or update it later.
      • Select your user name: Enter the Gmail nickname you want to set up in form of yourname@gmail.com. Gmail name may include letters, numbers and dots and must be between 6 and 30 characters. If it notifies that user name has already been in use. Try another username.
      • Password & Confirm your password: Gmail passwords are required to be at least 8 characters. You should use a combination of uppercase, lowercase, numbers and characters to have the safest password. You should not use easily guessed password like 12345678, your name, the name of a relative or birth date, phone number …
      • Birthday: Enter your date of birth. Under the provisions of Google, if by the time you create your Gmail, you have not been 13 years old, then you couldn’t create your Gmail account . So please pay attention to this section.
      • Gender: Choose your gender (Male, female or other).
      • Mobile: Enter your phone number. This option is not required, but you should enter your phone number. Because if you forget your password, you can easily restore password or change it via this phone number.
      • Your current email address: If you have already had another account then please enter your email here. Linking your old email account and the Gmail account which is about to be create will help you easily retrieve your password when you forget or lost it.
      • Skip this verification step: If you tick this box, you don’t need to enter captcha code below. However in the next step you will need to enter a verification code sent to your phone number to complete the registration.
      • Enter the captcha: Enter the number you see in the picture above this bracket. Click the circle arrow button beside to switch to other image, or click the speaker icon below to listen to the verification code instead.
      • Check the box I agree to the Google’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

After you complete the information requested by Gmail, you click Next.

  1. Step 3: Set your personal profile. You can set it immediately or put it aside. Press Next
  2. Step 4: Click Continue to go to Gmail.com. You will be redirect to your Gmail inbox immediately.

Congratulate! You’ve successfully create Gmail account. From now on, you can login Gmail and use Gmail to send and receive emails.

How to change your Gmail password?


In experts’s opinion, you should change Gmail password at 2-3 month. Google – father of Gmail – also encourages that the user should change Google account’s password regularly. If you want to change Gmail’s password, you can refer to tips below.

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The notes which you need to care when change to password

  • You change to Gmail’s password , that is you also change to all of Google account’s password, such as Youtube, HC play, GoogleMaps, Google Plus…
  • You should turn off capslock when you enter password
  • The longer your password are, the securitier your password are. The password should be mixed by characters, symbols and numbers, capital characters…

Change or reset your Google Account password

  1. Click to the button below: change-gmail-password
  2. Enter to information which Google requests.

Another way:

  • Sign in to your Gmail account.
  • Go to Settings and choose “Accounts and Import”.
  • Click “Change your password” where you will be required to enter your current password and your new password.
  • Confirm your new password and then select the button “Change Password”.

Note: the new password must have 8 characters at least. You should mix capital characters and numbers and symbols… to security password. You shouldn’t use simple password as :12345678, your name, your birthday, your number phone…

  1. Then, you press the button : “Change password”.
  2. After change to Gmail password successfully, you will be cameback to the setting account page.

The next time when you access to Gmail,  remembering to use new password ! Successfully!

Note: If you forget  your password, you can press link “Recover your Gmail password“.

How to change the displayed name in Gmail?


Instructions on how to change the displayed name in Gmail. If you want to change the current name of your Gmail account, see the instructions below, please.

For some reasons, you want to change the name displayed on outgoing messages from Gmail (Gmail name), then see the instructions below for renaming.

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Method 1: Rename Gmail name only

Step 1: Sign in your Gmail account.

Step 1: Access to the following URL: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#settings/accounts

Step 2: Click on the Edit information ( edit info).

Step 3: Click the circle under the Gmail name you are using and enter your new Gmail name in the box beside. Then click Save Changes.

So, you’ve already changed your name displayed on messages sent from Gmail!

Method 2: Rename Google plus name

Step 1: Access to your Google Plus through the following URL: https://plus.google.com/u/0/

Step 2: Click Home -> Profile

Step 3: Click your name to edit

Step 4: Click “More options

Step 5: Enter your new Google account (Gmail). See how your new Gmail name will be displayed in “Display my name as”. Then click Save.

Step 6: A new window appears, click the Rename button to confirm!

Lesson 1: What’s Gmail? How to Create Gmail account?
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