How to add and use Gmail account in Outlook.com and use two email IDs simultaneously from one interface. Although free version users cannot get this feature right now, you can make use of your Office 365 subscription to get a Gmail account in the Outlook on the Web version.
Many users have multiple email accounts associated with different email providers, such as Gmail, Outlook, etc.It can be quite complicated to manage both email services without a dedicated email client for Windows 10, but Outlook.com’s new functionality can help. You can now include your Gmail ID in Outlook.com, allowing you to use two email accounts at the same time.
How to add Gmail account in Outlook.com
To add Gmail account in Outlook.com, follow these steps-
- Open Outlook.com and sign in to your Microsoft account to get started.
- Open the Notification pane to see your profile picture.
- Click on the “Google Mail + Calendar” button in Outlook.
- Sign in to your Google account, and allow Outlook.com to access your profile information.
- Click the Gmail icon on the left side to access your account.
Open Outlook.com and sign in using your Microsoft account. The same account you used to purchase Outlook Premium or Office 365 subscription should work. You can find the Google Mail + Calendar notification bubble in Outlook by clicking on the “What’s new” icon in the top navigation bar, before your profile picture.
Try it: To integrate your Gmail account with Outlook.com, you need to click the respective Try it button. Then, enter the login credential of your Gmail account that you want to use in Outlook.com. Outlook asks you to permit access to various profile related information so that it can show mails and other details in Outlook.com. You need to allow them to make the integration happen.
After you’ve completed those steps, you’ll find your Gmail account in Outlook.com. To switch from one account to another, simply click on the respective icon that’s visible on your left side. From now on, you’ll be able to find your Gmail email messages in Outlook.com.
Almost every essential task that can be done in Gmail can also be done in Outlook.com. This includes deleting or archiving email, changing labels, marking an email as spam, and moving mail to a different folder. Some features that are available in Outlook.com but not in Gmail may be useful for you, such as dark mode, focused inbox, and desktop notification.
Outlook.com doesn’t need you to sign in to your Gmail account in your browser once you’ve allowed it to access your Gmail ID. You can keep using Gmail even after signing out from that Gmail ID.
Hello, My name is Shari & I am a writer for the ‘Outlook AppIns’ blog. I’m a CSIT graduate & I’ve been working in the IT industry for 3 years.