Get Gmail features for your other email accounts

If you have a Yahoo, AOL, Outlook, Hotmail, or select non-Gmail accounts, use Gmailify to get many of Gmail's features with that address.

To do this, link your account to Gmail. After you link your account, you can find your messages in your Gmail inbox, plus these features:

Important: If you link another account to an existing Gmail account, you might reach your storage limit. Learn how to clear your Google storage.

Learn about storage with Gmail

Link your address to Gmail

Important: Make sure you've already added another account from Yahoo, AOL, Outlook, Hotmail, or other service to read in Gmail. Learn how to add an account to the Gmail app.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Gmail app .
  2. In the top left, tap the Menu Menu.
  3. Scroll down and tap Settings.
  4. Tap the non-Gmail account you’d like to link.
  5. Tap Link account. If you don't see this link, try updating your Gmail app.
  6. Follow the instructions on your screen.

After you link your other address to Gmail, your messages are available in the Gmail app and on the web at You can read, reply to, and organize those messages just like you do in Gmail.

Unlink your address

Important: After you unlink your accounts, Gmail stops showing you new messages from your other account.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Gmail app .
  2. In the top left, tap the Menu Menu.
  3. Scroll down, then tap Settings.
  4. Tap the Gmail account you'd like to unlink from your other account.
  5. In the "Linked Account" section, tap Unlink account.
  6. Choose whether to keep copies of emails from the account.
  7. Tap Unlink.

After you unlink your other account from Gmail, you can choose to keep or delete existing copies of your other account's messages in your Gmail inbox.

  • If you delete copies from Gmail, you can still read the messages in the inbox of your other service (for example, Yahoo or Hotmail).
  • If you keep copies in Gmail, they stay in your Gmail account. However, if you move or delete them in Gmail, these actions aren't reflected in your other account.

Find emails from your other account in Gmail

Gmail might organize your messages differently from other email services.

Empty trash limit

Messages in your "Trash" aren't deleted according to Gmail's 30-day limit, but according to the "Empty trash" limit of your other mail service.

For example, if your other email service keeps a message in "Trash" for 60 days before permanently deleting it, you'll see the message in Gmail "Trash" for 60 days.

Archived emails

When you archive an email in Gmail, it’s stored in a new "Archive" folder in your other email service.

To find archived messages in your other account, check the "Archive" folder.

Learn how to archive email.

Labels and folders

When you add a label to a message, it's stored in a folder with that label name in your other email account. For example, if you added a "Work" label to a message in Gmail, you can find the message in a folder called "Work" in your other email account.

If you add multiple labels to a message, it creates multiple folders that each have a copy of the message in your other email account.

Tip: If you have limited storage space in your non-Gmail account, don't add multiple labels to your messages in Gmail.

Learn how to add labels.

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