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Create a Gmail account

To sign up for Gmail, create a Google Account.

Sign up for Gmail

It's free to create a Google Account. You can use the username and password for your Google Account to sign in to Gmail and other Google products like YouTube, Google Play, and Google Drive.

  1. Visit the Google Account creation page.
  2. Follow the steps on the screen to complete your account setup.
  3. After you've created your Google Account, you can use it to sign in to Gmail on your computer, phone, or tablet.

CREATE AN ACCOUNT

Share with specific people

  1. Go to drive.google.com.
  2. From your file list in Google Drive or from an open folder: Select the name of a file or folder. At the top, click Share Share.
    Tip: You can also right-click and choose Share.
  3. Under "People" in the "Share with others" box, type the email address of the person or Google Group you want to share with. Tip: Search for contacts by typing a name in the box.
  4. To choose if a person can view, comment, or edit the file, click the Down arrow next to the text box .
  5. Click Done. The people you shared with will get an email letting them know you've shared a file or folder.
  6. From your file list in Google Drive or from an open folder: Select the name of a file or folder. At the top, click Share Share.
    Tip: You can also right-click and choose Share.
 
 

Share using a link

To share something with more than one person without entering individual email addresses, you can create a link that allows anyone to open it.

  1. Go to drive.google.com.
  2. Select the name of a file or folder.
  3. At the top, click Get shareable link .
  4. In the corner, make sure the switch is green and to the right. A file link will be copied to your clipboard.
  5. Paste the link in an email or anyplace you want to share it.
    • To change whether a person can view, comment, or edit the file, click Sharing settings.

To stop sharing a file:

  1. At the top, click Get shareable link .
  2. Next to "Link sharing on", click the switch.
 

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