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I tried to create a new Gmail account today for a blog, but was having trouble with the name. I deleted it and now it won't let me re-create an account with the same name. How can I recover the Gmail account I started and deleted today?

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From the following Google Accounts Help page:
https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/6236295?hl=en

Recover a recently deleted Google Account

If you deleted your Google Account, you have a short amount of time to try to recover it. You can then sign in with this account to Gmail, Google Play, and other Google products.

To see if you can recover your account:

  1. Visit the password assistance page.
  2. Select I'm having other problems signing in.
  3. Follow the steps on the screen to verify your identity and attempt to restore your account.

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