How Do You Open a Gmail Account?

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Creating a Gmail account involves visiting the Google account creation page and completing the required information. To create an account, provide a name and choose a unique Google user name.

Since a Google account name must be unique, Google provides suggestions for unique user names if a particular user name already exists. Gmail is not the only service a user is entitled to when he creates a Gmail account. Users also gain full access to Google Drive, which provides free, web-based software for creating documents, spreadsheets and presentations. A Google account also provides users with access to Google Play, YouTube, Google Plus and Google Maps.