How do I create an account? (Android)

Welcome to Chess.com! Before you can start playing some games against other members, you’ll need to have an account. Here’s how to create one! 

Tap 'log in' at the top right corner of your screen:

Then tap 'sign up' in the top right corner of the next screen: 

Pick your username! This is the name others will see when playing chess. It can be your real name, or anything you want. If someone else has already picked the name, you’ll see a notice that the username is taken, and see a list of suggested available names:

Once you've picked a name, you will be asked whether you want to sign up using Google, Facebook, or Email. 

If you choose to sign up Google or Facebook, you will be asked to sign into your social media account. 

The Google or Facebook account you choose will be linked to your Chess.com account, and you won’t need to create a password for the account. You will sign in by logging into your chosen social media account! 

Or, sign up with an email

This must be an email that you have access to, or you won’t be able to receive the activation email to activate your account! So be sure to pick a real email that you can log into! 

Choose a strong password! Passwords must be at least six characters, and good passwords use letters and numbers. To be really secure, you can mix in some capital letters or even put in some special characters!

When you’ve got everything ready, you'll see one more screen with the site rules, once you tap 'I agree' you can jump right into a game!

Remember to check your email! Even though your account is created, be sure to check your email for the activation email!

You won’t be able to chat or post in forums until you’ve activated your account! 

If you can’t find this email, check your spam folder. If you STILL can’t find it, contact support and we’ll take care of it for you! 

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