How to leave a GMB review without a Gmail account in 2021

Reviewing a Google My Business (GMB) page when logged into your Gmail account is quite straightforward. Once you find the business you wish to review, clicking the popup will bring you to the review form.

However, what happens if you don’t have a Gmail account? Read our step-by-step guide below.

1. Click on the Review link
2. Agree to Google’s cookies Terms
3. Click on Create Account and choose ‘For Myself’
4. Click on ‘Use my current email address instead’
5. Verify the email address you provided
6. Fill out the Google Welcome page
7. Choose Personalization settings
8. Confirm Personalization settings
9. Agree with Privacy and Terms
10. Fill out the Review form

Step 1. Click on the Review link

When you are viewing a business on Google, click on the Reviews link.

Google reviews - What to do when you don't have a Gmail account to leave a review - a step-by-step guide

Step 2. Agree on Google’s cookies terms

Google will prompt you to agree with their terms and conditions. Click on ‘I agree’.

The steps for leaving a GMB review without a Gmail account in 2021 - Agree before you proceed

Step 3. Click on “Create account”

Click on “Create account” and choose For myself.

The steps for leaving a GMB review without a Gmail account in 2021 - create account screen

Step 4. Create Google Account screen

4.1. Click on “Use my current email address instead

This is how you can leave a GMB review without a Gmail account in 2021 - use my current email address

4.2. Enter your existing email address (Yahoo, Hotmail, AOL, Outlook, etc.) 

4.3  Create a new password (this is not the password of your existing email)

4.4  Click on “Next”

Step-by-step instructions on how to leave a GMB review without a Gmail account in 2021 - add your existing email address

Step 5. Verify your email

5.1 Verify the email address you provided:

  • Check your email inbox, you should have an email from Google with a subject: Verify your email address
  • Copy the 6-digit code from the email
An overview of how to leave a GMB review without a Gmail account in 2021 - verify your email
  • Go back to your browser where you have to put the verification code. 
  • Paste the code on the “Verify your email address” window.

5.2 Click on “Verify”

A step-by-step guide on leaving a GMB review without a Gmail account in 2021 - enter email verification code

Step 6. Welcome page

  • Fill in your birth date and gender.
  • Please note that the phone number is optional, you just need to delete the +1 in the phone field before you proceed. 
Leave a GMB review without a Gmail account: a step-by-step guide - fill your age and gender screen

Step 7. Personalization settings

  • Choose Express or Manual personalization
  • The quick one is Express, click on it.
  • Hit ‘Next’
A tutorial on how to leave a GMB review without a Gmail account in 2021 - Personalization settings screen

Step 8. Confirm Personalization settings

Confirm Personalization settings

  • On this page you need to scroll down and Confirm these settings 
Leave a GMB review without a Gmail account in 2021 - Confirm personalization settings

Step 9. Privacy and Terms

  • This is another informational page sharing Google’s Privacy and Terms
  • Click ‘I agree’ to continue
Step-by-step guide to leaving a Google My Business review without using your Gmail account in 2021 - Agree with privacy terms

After this final screen, the window will close and you will be able to see the Review page.

Step 10. The Review page

10.1  Fill in the review form:

  • Give a number of stars to the business you are rating
  • Click on things that you liked
  • Write your feedback in your own words
  • You can also upload a photo about the business here

10.2  Click on the “Post” button

Write a GMB review - rating stars screen
Here’s how to leave a GMB review without a Gmail account in 2021 – review screen

That’s all! Your review is published.

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I am a managing partner at Agile Digital. I earned my Master's degree in Modern Balkan history before making a complete pivot in my career by launching our nearshore studio Sofyma in 2009 and our digital agency Agile Digital several years later. Over time, I have worked on hundreds of digital projects for global brands and small startups. I often enjoy writing in our Blog about topics I am actively involved in at work.