Feb 27, 2016
In its quest to be a better email client, Gmail for Android recently started rolling out a new feature: the ability for folks that use other clients to use said clients and get some pertinent features available to Gmail users.
This new feature — the ability to “Gmailify” an external email account — is specifically geared towards Hotmail and Yahoo Mail, and opens up things like spam protection, Google Now and more.
Per the official Gmail post detailing the change:
We agree. So starting today, if you use Yahoo! Mail or Hotmail/Outlook.com, you now have the option to Gmailify your inbox.
Gmailify links your existing account to Gmail so that you get all the bells and whistlesâ€”spam protection, inbox organization and even Google Now cards based on your mailâ€”without having to leave your current address behind.
All one needs to to get it going is to sign into the account in one’s Gmail, and then activate the Gmailify feature. And yes, if one doesn’t like it, one can unlink the email.
The update is rolling out now; Gmail remains free on the Play Store.
[via Official Gmail Blog]