How to create a new Firebase project in 3 easy steps

how to create firebase project

In this article we’ll go through the process of creating your first google firebase project. For this you will need a gmail account. Gmail email addresses (be it gmail or google workspace – business ones) can be used to use the Google Cloud Platform cloud services as well as Google Firebase ones.

If you don’t have a gmail account yet, no worries, we’ve got you covered on how to create your first gmail address.

Having that gmail account, let’s proceed to creating our first firebase project!

Logging into Firebase Console

Head to https://console.firebase.google.com. If you are not already logged into gmail in the current browser (if not using chrome), make sure to login into your gmail account.

Upon logging in, your firebase console welcome page will appear.

Firebase console welcome page
Firebase console welcome page

Create your first project

On the welcome screen, click the Create a project button. A new modal will appear. Insert your project name, read & accept firebase terms and click Continue.

Naming your first firebase project
Naming your first firebase project

On the next step you’ll be asked if you want to setup Google Analytics. We strongly suggest to do it! Enable and click continue. This will setup google analytics to be integrated in your frontend project to get traffic information (views, new users, sessions, user devices and lots lots of other statistics). Click Continue.

Whether or not to enable google analytics for this project
Whether or not to enable google analytics for this project

Next you are asked to configure Google analytics

Configure google Analytics
Configure google Analytics

Choose the analytics location – this represents the country/region of your organisation. This does not affect where Google may process and store Customer Data for Firebase. You can learn more about it here.

Accept the google analytics terms and click Create project.

Successful project creation
Successful project creation

Congratulations! You setup your first firebase console project!

Upon successful creation, click Continue. You get redirected to your project’s console dashboard

project console dashboard.
project console dashboard.

You can create multiple projects, it’s free! Although some of the services cost, creating the projects and using them with some services is completely free.

If you create multiple projects, you can switch between them by clicking the top right hand corner project name.

Switching projects
Switching projects

That’s it in this guide. We’ll get into more complex guides on how to setup any of these services into your projects, so stay tuned.

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