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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.

Add or remove your account

You can add both Gmail and non-Gmail accounts to the Gmail app for Android.

Add an account
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Gmail app Gmail product logo.
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menu.
  3. To the right of your username, tap the Down arrow Down Arrow.
  4. Tap Add account.
  5. Choose the type of account you want to add.
    • If you use Office 365, select Exchange.
    • If you check work or school emails through Outlook for Windows, select Exchange.
    • If you don't see your email service, select Other.
  6. Follow the steps on the screen to add your account.
Remove an account
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Gmail app Gmail product logo.
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menu.
  3. To the right of your username, tap the Down arrow Down Arrow.
  4. Tap Manage accounts and then Google or Personal.
  5. Tap the email account you want to remove.
  6. Tap More Moreand then Remove account.

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 product logo.
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menu.
  3. To the right of your username, tap the Down arrow Down Arrow.
  4. Tap the account you want to use.
See mail from all your accounts in the same inbox
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Gmail app Gmail product logo.
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menu.
  3. Tap All inboxes.

Michelle is a Gmail expert and the author of this help page. Leave her feedback about this help page.

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