How to Sign up for a Facebook Account

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Sign up for a Facebook account!
Sign up for a Facebook account! (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images News/Getty Images)

If it seems like everyone has a Facebook account except you, and you are curious to see what it is all about, you can sign up for a free account. Use the account to keep in touch with your family and friends and to network with new friends.

The Facebook home page.
The Facebook home page. (Photo: Image Courtesy of Facebook)

Go to the Facebook sign-in page at facebook.com using your favorite Web browser.

Fill in the form with your personal information.
Fill in the form with your personal information. (Photo: Image Courtesy of Facebook)

On the right-hand side of the page, under "Sign Up," type in your name, email address, password and birthday. Click on the green "Sign up" button.

Use an existing e-mail address to find your friends.
Use an existing e-mail address to find your friends. (Photo: Image Courtesy of Facebook)

Enter your email address and password to see if some of your friends are already on Facebook. Skip this step if you would like to.

You can fill in your personal background if you so choose.
You can fill in your personal background if you so choose. (Photo: Image Courtesy of Facebook)

Fill out your profile. Enter your high school, college, and company information on this screen. When your done, click "save and continue." Skip this step if you do not want to put in this information.

Make sure to upload a profile photo to your account.
Make sure to upload a profile photo to your account. (Photo: Image Courtesy of Facebook)

Upload a photo. Click "Upload a Photo" then click on "browse" and select a picture that you want to use. Click "save and continue." Skip this step and do it later if you wish.

Welcome to Facebook!
Welcome to Facebook! (Photo: Image Courtesy of Facebook)

You now have a new Facebook account. Now you can find people or edit your profile further.

Make sure to authenticate your account via e-mail.
Make sure to authenticate your account via e-mail. (Photo: Image Courtesy of Facebook)

Check your email. Facebook will send you an account confirmation email which contains a link that you must click on to complete your registration.

Tips & Warnings
  • You will be able to change or edit your profile after signing up.

  • Make sure not to forget to check your email for the confirmation email.

    Keep your password safe and do not share it with anyone.

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