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Creating a Second Gmail Account? Here’s What You Can’t Afford to Miss

By 19th October 2021November 23rd, 2021No Comments
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Formerly called G Suite, Google Workspace offers a myriad of tools and apps to streamline productivity, collaboration, and communication among team members. 

Google Meet, Drive, Calendar, Docs, Gmail, Sheets, Chat are some of the most widely-used productivity tools by small and large businesses. You can access all of these apps from within Gmail. 

And, who’s to say that you must settle for just one Gmail account? 

Whether you’re looking to set up a second Gmail account for work or personal use, this brief yet all-encompassing guide will help you get started and make the most out of it using Drag – a Google Chrome extension that transforms your inbox into a collaborative workspace (more on that later). 

Here’s how you can go about creating a second Gmail account:

How to Create a Second Gmail

According to CNBC, Gmail is the planet’s most dominant email service with over a billion active users worldwide. 

Among these, over five million businesses are using Google Workspace to stay productive. These include both small businesses as well as big companies like Colgate-Palmolive and Verizon.

Pretty much everyone has Gmail installed on their tablets, smartphones, and desktops, which makes it one of the most universal apps there is. 

Listed below are the steps for creating another Gmail account:

  1. Locate the Gmail app on your tablet or phone (the multicolored ‘M’ icon)
  2. Do you see your initials or profile picture in the top-right corner? Click on it
  3. Select ‘Add another account’ once you see the menu expand
    add another account to gmail step 1

  4. On your web browser window, a Google sign-in screen should appear
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  5. Now, click ‘Create account’ in the subsequent step

Creating a Business Account

Google will now prompt you to select whether you’re creating a second Gmail account for personal use (‘For myself’ as the option) or for business use (‘To manage my business’ as the second option). If you choose the latter, you’ll be redirected to Google Workspace.

This is where you’ll need to set up a Google Workspace account (that starts at $6 a month per user).

Creating a Personal Account

You may choose to create a free Gmail account by opting for a personal account instead. In this alternative, all you need to do is enter your first name, surname, birthday, gender in their respective fields.

Next, you can either choose one of the suggested email addresses or create your own. Make sure you create a strong password (and change it periodically). To ensure maximum security, turn on two-factor authentication by verifying your phone number.

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How Can You Link Gmail addresses?

Follow the steps below or check our detailed guide on how to merge multiple gmail accounts into one inbox:

Send email as secondary account

  1. Open your primary Gmail account and navigate to Settings
  2. Click ‘See all settings’ and head over to the ‘Accounts and import’ tab
  3. Select ‘Import mail and contacts
    Multiple gmail accounts one inbox step1
  4. Enter a name for the secondary account and it’s address
    add another email address you own
  5. Check the box “treat as an alias” to send emails from your primary inbox using your secondary address 
  6. Under ‘Send mail as’, choose “Reply from the same address the message was sent to”
  7. Send the confirmation email to your secondary account
  8. On your secondary email account open the email and copy the verification code or click the link

Receive emails on primary account

  1. On your secondary gmail account click the gear icon and choose the tab “Forwarding and POP/IMAP
    forwarding emails Gmail step 1
  2. Find the section “Forwarding” and click on “Add a forwarding address
  3. On the popup type the primary inbox address  and click “Proceed
  4. Go to your primary account inbox and open the confirmation email and click the link
  5. Return to the secondary account settings, click the drop-down under “Forward a copy of incoming mail to…” and select the desired option.

After these steps, you will be able to receive and send emails from your secondary account on your primary inbox.

Why pay for Google Workspace if Gmail is free

Why should I create another Gmail account for my business when I can just as easily create a free personal account?

Well, there are many things that you don’t get with Gmail that you can access with Google Workspace. For instance an ad-free software that offers you 30 GB of storage (under Business Starter plan) and 2 TB of storage (under Business Standard plan). 

Not to mention, professional looking email addresses branded with your site’s domain, 24/7 support, data-driven insights, branded interface, CRM compatibility, cloud search and more.

Why Use Drag?

If your business is highly Gmail-centric, you’re in luck. Thanks to Drag, you no longer have to invest in costly project management and CRM software. Google has already taken a giant leap in the right direction by tying up its apps into a unified solution called Google Workspace. 

Now, you can go a step further by installing the Google Chrome extension and converting your Gmail inbox into a Team Workspace where you can close deals, manage tasks, and support customers – all in one place! 

Your days of switching between a gazillion apps (like to-do apps, CRM, Gmail) will become history. What’s more, you can manage shared inboxes from within Gmail, such as help@, info@, sales@, support@.

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