Google opened up Gmail for Android and allowed people to link their Outlook and Yahoo Mail accounts back in 2014, and now, two years later, you can finally add your Microsoft Exchange account too.
If this sounds familiar, that’s because a handful of Android 5.0 devices, as well as Google’s Nexus lineup, have been able to link Exchange accounts for a while. But now, the feature is rolling out to all Android Gmail users.
All your mail in one place. An update to the Android Gmail app is now rolling out with support for Exchange accounts pic.twitter.com/yV6zjI0e6U
— Gmail (@gmail) April 25, 2016
Of course, it’s not like there hasn’t been a good alternative to using your Exchange account on Android — Microsoft released its Outlook app last year, which offers a sleek and solid experience. But Gmail’s new support will undoubtedly satisfy people who have been yearning for a singular app to handle their personal Gmail and work Exchange accounts. Gmail’s spinoff email service, Inbox, doesn’t have Exchange support yet.
Recently, Google unveiled a feature allowing people to “Gmailify” their other connected inboxes in its Gmail app — meaning that you can implement spam protection, and inbox organization for your Outlook and Yahoo email. That way, you can get all the features of your Gmail account infused into your other inboxes as well.
The Gmail update with Exchange support is still rolling out in phases, so it may take a while until you see the update in the Play Store.
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