How do I create an account? (Android)

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

Tap 'sign up' at the top left corner of your screen:

Then choose whether to sign up using an email, or by signing in to an existing Google or Facebook account: 

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 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. 

You must choose 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!

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:

When you’ve got a username you like, click 'Create Account' and 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 or add an avatar 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 look into it! 

If the information in this article is out of date, incorrect, or unclear, please let us know!

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