Wouldn’t it be nice if you could use Gmail’s smart inbox management features for your non-Gmail accounts? Google thought so too. That’s why you can now «Gmailify» for Yahoo, Hotmail and Outlook accounts on Android 4.4 and up.

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You must first get the latest version of Gmail on your Android device. After that, open the Gmail app and under » Settings» click on the supported non-Gmail account you’d like to use. Now click on account link .

Once you link your Yahoo/Hotmail/Outlook account, you’ll get all the benefits of Gmail’s best features, including inbox sorting, advanced search, spam protection, and Google Now maps. That’s not all. The changes also show up in the Gmail web interface.

To unlink an account, simply go back to » Settings» in the Android app, select the correct account and click Disconnect. You can keep the imported emails in your Gmail inbox or delete them, not losing at this from the original account.

If you want to set up a non-Gmail account first, click » Add account» instead of » Link account» and follow the on-screen instructions to set up your account just like you would with any other email client. Here is the correct server details. to help you.

What do you think of this new feature in Gmail? Will you use it? Or will you let it pass because of privacy concerns? Write to us in the comments!

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