If you like all the features of Gmail
but don’t want to go through the hassle of creating a whole new email address,
now you can “Gmailify” your old email accounts.
Google announced on Wednesday it is enabling Yahoo! Mail,
Hotmail and Outlook users to link their existing email accounts to Gmail through the Gmail app to take advantage of its
To get started, you’ll need to open
the Gmail app, sign in to your email account(s) and enable the Gmailify button,
Google software engineer Michael Käser in the company blog post wrote. This only
works in the Gmail app and will not affect your email accounts otherwise.
By Gmailifying your account, you’ll
get access to Gmail’s spam protection and inbox organization (social, updates
and promotions sections), search functions and notifications. Interacting with
your mail, whether reading or deleting messages, will have the same effect in
the original email account’s inbox.
If you want to un-Gmailify your
account, you can unlink the button at any time without affecting that email
According to the blog post, Google is
planning to add other email providers beyond Yahoo!, Hotmail and Outlook in the