Internet, as it is known, is a worldwide system of computer networks interconnected through IP addresses. The internet has impacted all aspects of our lives, from trade and commerce to information, but above all communication. Emails, as do other communication channels, depend on networks connected via the internet.
Email communication aids sending and receiving messages within a short period, to recipients located anywhere across the world. Although developed in the late 1960s, the term email did not get much recognition until the 1970s, when Ray Tomlinson first developed the @ sign to link username with the servers. This turned a new tide in the internet world and paved the way for increased socializing.
The method for sending emails has not changed much from the past and the mechanism has stayed the same. Several email services are available to choose from and one may select any that best fits the needs. Most of these services are free and all you need is access to the internet. This article discusses Gmail and how to sign in to a Gmail account using a Mobile phone.
What is Gmail?
Gmail is a web service client using which you can send and receive emails at any given time; all you need is an active internet connection. Gmail was initially launched by Google on April 1st, 2004 as a beta version for testing, this ended on July 7th, 2009. Surveys conducted in 2016, showed that there were more than 1 billion active Gmail accounts, and figures today suggest that this may have reached 2 billion now.
Gmail has some amazing features to offer its users, such as using Gmail or Hotmail.com in offline mode; wherein emails can be stored or downloaded at any instance in time and can be accessed or viewed later. Google has also released a mobile app, across Android/iOS platforms, for the ease and comfort of its mobile users.
Key Features of Gmail
Few key features of Gmail are as under:
- Schedule emails
- Notification for each email
- User-friendly interface
- High-security options
- Gmail offline option
- Expiry time settings
This and other such amazing features are available on Gmail just like Hotmail.com, both online and offline. Verification by phone number or through email etc. for your account is a security feature that stands out. With an internet connection at hand, all this is just a click away.
How to sign in to Gmail Account using Mobile Phone?
Almost all android phones come with a pre-installed Gmail app. If your phone did not come with a Pre-installed app then just simply install the app from the play store. You can easily sign in to your Gmail account, using the app on your mobile phone, by following these simple steps:
- Go to the Gmail app or through setting go to Accounts.
- After opening the Gmail App, type your email to log in and then click Next. Similarly, if you have a different Mobile App then after going to Accounts, add a Gmail account and add email and password.
- After adding email and password, set up your phone according to your need, and add some verification methods.
- You can also follow the same procedure for Hotmail Account.
If your phone does not have a Gmail App or you find it difficult to install it from the play store, then you can watch a video tutorial for installing the app as well. You can easily set up your Gmail account on your phone, by just entering it into the Gmail App or by clicking the settings and then tapping on ADD Accounts.