If you have Outlook Premium or Office 365 subscription, you can add a 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. Being an Outlook and Gmail user, it is quite complicated to manage both email services without a dedicated email client for Windows 10. To get rid of that issue, you can take the help of the new functionality of Outlook.com to include your Gmail ID in Outlook.com so that you can 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
- Open the Notification pane visible near your profile picture
- Click on Try it button associated with Google Mail + Calendar in Outlook bubble
- Sign in to your Google account and allow Outlook.com to access your profile information
- Click on Gmail icon on the left side to access your account
To know the steps in detail, reda on.
Open the Outlook.com website and sign in to your Microsoft account. This account should be the same that you used to purchase Outlook Premium or Office 365 subscription.
After that, click on the What’s new icon that is visible before your profile picture in the top navigation bar. Here you can find a notification bubble named Google Mail + Calendar in Outlook.
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 doing that, you should find your Gmail account in Outlook.com. To switch from one account to another, you need to click on the respective icon that is visible on your left side. From now onwards, you can find your email messages of Gmail in Outlook.com.
Talking about the compatibility, you can do almost every essential task in Outlook.com that is available in Gmail. For instance, you can delete or archive email, change the label, mark an email as spam, move mail to a different folder, etc. On the flip side, you may find some essential features of Outlook.com for your Gmail account. That implies you can get dark mode, focused inbox, desktop notification, etc.
That’s it! Once you allow Outlook.com to access your Gmail ID, you do not need to be signed in to your Google account in your browser. You can sign out from that Gmail ID and keep on enjoying Gmail in Outlook.com.
Do you know that you can use Gmail from the Outlook.com web interface without a premium subscription?