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, you’ll need to link your account to Gmail. After you link your account, you’ll see all your messages in your Gmail inbox, plus these changes:

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

Link your address to Gmail

Note: Make sure you've already added another account from Yahoo, AOL, Outlook, Hotmail, or other service to read in Gmail.

  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, you’ll see those messages both in the Gmail app and on the web at You’ll be able to read, reply to, and organize those messages just like you do in Gmail.

Unlink your address

  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, they’ll still be in the inbox of your other service (for example, Yahoo or Hotmail).
  • If you keep copies in Gmail, they’ll stay in your Gmail account. However, if you move or delete them in Gmail, these actions won’t be reflected in your other account.

After you unlink your accounts, Gmail will stop showing you new messages from 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" won't necessarily be 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.

Labels and folders

When you add a label to a message, you'll see 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, you'll see multiple folders that each have a copy of the message.

Note: Don't add multiple labels to your messages if you have limited storage space in your non-Gmail account.

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