How to sign up for a new Facebook account?

So you have decided to join another over billion users (2013 figures) and get started with Facebook? This post will help you to set up your new Facebook account as well as guide you through the most common issues and errors you might encounter when joining Facebook from your desktop, laptop, or mobile device.

Signing up with Facebook from your desktop or laptop:

  • Start by pointing your browser to www.Facebook.com
  • At the right hand side your screen , you’ll find a form consisting of the initial information required to open up your Facebook page. Make sure to provide your primary e-mail address, as your account confirmation as well as other notifications from Facebook will be sent to that mailbox.

  • Hit the green “Sign Up”button  on it.
  • On the next page you’ll need to fill in the security check and click the “Sign up” button.

  • At this point, Facebook will send a confirmation email to the account you have used for registering . In order to access your Facebook account for the first time you will simply need to visit you mailbox, hit the activation link on that email and then you should be ready to sign into your new Facebook account.

Common Facebook sign up issues and how to solve them? (updated December 2013)

Here are the common hiccups encountered by our readers when trying to create or validate a Facebook account:

  • You already have a Facebook account:Many people forget that once upon a time already set up an account with Facebook. Trying to sign up with a similar email address fires an error from Facebook. To solve this, all you’ll need to do is to recover your Facebook password.
  • You didn’t receive the Facebook account confirmation email: Although the sign up process was successful, you didn’t receive a confirmation message. In most cases this is caused by a spam filter you have in place with your email provider. Go to your inbox and look for the confirmation letter from FB in your junk email folder.
  • Facebook doesn’t accept either your Name or email address: Perhaps you tried to use a nickname as your First name or your email address format is sort of generic. Example: admin at your company dot com. To solve this, simply use your real name and or a different email address.

Encountered other Facebook login issues? Feel free to let us know.

261 thoughts on “How to sign up for a new Facebook account?”

  1. Hello!!!

    Thanks for the help!!

    The only problem is that i haven’t recieved the confirmation email. I signed up yesterday but no email yet.

    Will I recieve it tomorrow? Please help me!

    Thanks, Facebook_SOS

  2. Hey Thank you but i haven’t received my face book confirmination number either i really really want to start on my facebook but i cant beacause of this problem please please help ineed help to start it admeditly Thanks Shantira Randall

  3. hi i was making a facebook for my nan and i put the rong date of birth and knw it wont let me make my facebook it so anoying and my nan is going soon so i need to make hers today or tomz and please right bk thanx

  4. I want to make a facebook account so i just log in on http://www.facebook .com.

    I press the button sing up and then I filled my name suraname ecc.

    But the computer said to me ‘sorry but you are ineligible to sing up for facebook.
    What should I do?

  5. i opened my facebook account yesterday.but can not send any massege to anybody.why?they say my account yet not confermed,why?pls solve my problem.

  6. i was already register at facebook, but after 1week whene i was going to open it i can´t open because they said that there´s a promble in my password… i really dont know what i´am going to do ???? help !!!!!!!!!11

  7. help me how to register in facebook….

    because all the tame that i was sign in, in facebook i can´t open my account ??? how thats happen ??? help !!!!

  8. I love facebook it is really easy to use and is also really easy to sign up for. If your looking to make an acount on face book as i said its really easy to use.

  9. i was already register at facebook but the only problem is i havent recieve my confirmation code what can i do? someone help me out there!!!!!!!

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