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April 7, 2013

Create a Google Account Without a Gmail Address

Last year, I wrote a post about a new sign up form that created a Gmail account, a Google profile and a Google+ account instead of a simple Google account. At that time, the updated form was available when you clicked "sign in" and then "sign up" from Google's homepage, but now it's displayed for many more Google services (some exceptions: Google Calendar, Google Books, Google Wallet) and it no longer asks you to join Google+.

It's interesting to notice that the only Google service that uses the new form and lets you use your own email address is Google Drive. You just click "I prefer to use my current email address" and skip creating a Gmail account. Here's the link to this version of the form: https://accounts.google.com/SignUpWithoutGmail.


You can also use URLs like: https://accounts.google.com/NewAccount?service=cl to see the old form.

{ Thanks, Herin. }

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