Switching to Gmail from Microsoft Outlook

1. Access Gmail

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In this section:

1.1 Get Gmail on your devices
1.2 (Optional) Add multiple Google accounts
1.3 Create a browser bookmark
1.4 Add a Gmail desktop shortcut

1.1 Get Gmail on your devices


Open Gmail from...

  • Any web browser—Go to mail.google.com.
  • Most Google pages—In the upper right, click the App Launcher "" and choose Gmail.
  • Android devices—Install and open the Android app.
  • Apple iOS devices—Install and open the iOS app.

Launch Gmail

Note: The instructions in this guide are web only.

1.2 (Optional) Add multiple Google accounts


Have multiple Google accounts? Switch between them quickly with Chrome Browser profiles.

Note: Don’t have Chrome Browser yet? See instructions on how to install Chrome Browser.

  1. In Chrome Browser, in the top-right corner next to the address bar, click your profile image.
  2. Click Manage People.
  3. Click Add Person.
  4. Enter a name, choose an image, and click Add.
  5. Sign in with the Google Account you're adding.
    All settings and bookmarks automatically sync.
  6. Click your profile image and choose a different profile to switch between accounts.
Note: If you’re unsure which account you’re currently using, click your name and see which profile is at the top.

Manage browser profiles

1.3 Create a browser bookmark


  1. In your Chrome Browser, open Gmail.
  2. In the top right, click More ""and thenBookmarks.
  3. Click Show bookmarks bar.
  4. In the address bar, click Bookmark this page Star.

If you’re not using Chrome Browser, follow your browser’s instructions to bookmark mail.google.com.

Bookmark pages with the browser

1.4 Add a Gmail desktop shortcut


  1. Go to your desktop and right-click.
  2. Choose Newand thenShortcut.
  3. Type https://mail.google.com as the location.
  4. (Optional) Name your shortcut.

Add a shortcut to Gmail to desktop

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