How To Have Alternate Gmail Account

Having multiple Gmail accounts can have advantages such as keeping personal matters separate from work obligations, or for having a designated email for specific uses like online shopping, social media, or subscriptions. In this article, we will provide a simple tutorial on creating a secondary Gmail account.

Creating a New Gmail Account

The first step to having an alternate Gmail account is creating a new one. Here’s how:

  1. Go to the Google Account creation page by typing on your web browser.
  2. Click on Create account.
  3. Enter your First name and Last name.
  4. Choose a Username for your new Gmail account. This will become your new email address.
  5. Enter a Password. Re-enter it to Confirm.
  6. Click Next.

After these steps, you’ll be asked to verify your phone number. You can skip it if you want, but it is recommended for security purposes.

Switching Between Gmail Accounts

Now you have your alternate Gmail account. Switching between multiple Gmail accounts is a breeze. Here is how to do it:

  1. Open your Gmail.
  2. At the top right, click your Profile Picture or Initials.
  3. On the menu, select the account you want to use.

If the account you want to use is not listed, just click on Add another account and enter the respective Gmail address and password.


There you have it! You now know how to create and switch between multiple Gmail accounts. It’s a simple process that can help in organizing and compartmentalizing your online activities. Remember to always keep your account details and passwords secure to ensure your online safety.