How to add Gmail to Windows 10 Mail & Calendar app

The Mail and Calendar apps in Windows 10 are remarkably different from Windows 8 version. These apps help you stay up to date on your email, manage communication and do more. It even allows you to add your other email accounts like Gmail, Yahoo, etc. In this tutorial, I walk you through the process of adding a Gmail account to the Windows 10 Mail and Calendar app. It’s a simple affair!

Add Gmail to Windows 10 Mail App

Please note that if you are signed into your Windows 10 computer with a Microsoft Account, then that account automatically gets added to the Mail and Calendar apps and cannot be removed. This layer of protection is not extended to other mail accounts. As such, these secondary accounts can be added or removed manually.

To begin with, open the Mail app, and at the bottom of the left navigation pane, choose the Settings icon.

Next, select Manage Accounts > Add account.

add account

Once the action is confirmed, a list of the most popular email services will be displayed prompting you to add one of your choice. Here, I selected my Gmail account.

add Gmail to Windows 10 Mail & Calendar app

Once selected, the Google login screen should be visible to you. Enter your account and password. Here, if you have Google Two-Factor Authentication enabled, the confirmation process may take a little while to verify your account.

Google name

Once done, hit the ‘Allow’ button to give Mail app access to your account.

email access

That’s it! Now your Gmail account will be integrated with the Mail app. Your inbox will start syncing. Automatically, the Calendar app will also be added to your account. If all goes well, in the end, you will observe all the email accounts that you have setup. Just hit the Ready to go button and you will find your reminders and appointments in the calendar app will be synced.

Read: How to add multiple Live Tiles for multiple Email Accounts in Windows 10.

Add Gmail to Windows 10 Calendar App

If you have your Mail app account connected to Calendar app, the Calendar app will also add your account. If prompted for providing location access, hit ‘Yes’.

Allow access

Once done, all of you calendar appointments and reminders associated with your Mail app will be populated as shown in the screenshot below.

Allow access 2

That’s it!

Now read: Configure & add Multiple email Accounts to Windows Mail App.

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The author Hemant Saxena is a post-graduate in bio-technology and has an immense interest in following Windows, Office and other technology developments. Quiet by nature, he is an avid Lacrosse player. Creating a System Restore Point first before installing a new software, and being careful about any third-party offers while installing freeware is recommended.


  1. Thanks for the info. Looks like another reason not to sign into your Windows 10 computer with a Microsoft Account.

  2. Carroll

    Thank you, I just finished setting up mine.

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