Check emails from other accounts

If you have multiple email accounts, you can check them in Gmail. You can choose from the following options:

  • Get all messages (old and new): Choose this option if you still use another email address, including another Gmail address. There might be a short delay in showing new messages.
  • Get only old messages: Choose this option if you recently switched to Gmail from another provider.
  • Forward only new messages: Choose this if you want your new messages immediately.

You can read and send mail from most email addresses using the Gmail app on Android, including Yahoo and Hotmail. Instead of forwarding your mail, you can add that account to the Gmail app.

Switch or see all accounts in Gmail app

Switch accounts

Messages on the Gmail app stay separate for each account.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Gmail app Gmail.
  2. In the top right, tap your profile picture.

  3. Tap the account you want to use.

Remove an account
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Gmail app Gmail
  2. In the top right, tap your profile picture.
  3. Tap Manage accounts on this device.
  4. Tap the email account you want to remove. 
  5. Tap Remove account

See messages from all accounts in Gmail app

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Gmail app Gmail.
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menu.
  3. Tap All inboxes.
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