Microsoft is Testing Gmail Integration in

Posted on November 20, 2019 by Paul Thurrott in with 21 Comments

A user on Twitter has stumbled onto a new and as-yet-unannounced feature for The ability to add a Gmail account and access it separately from the and without importing messages.

“You can now add your Gmail account on!” Florian B tweeted, along with the screenshot displayed above.

He reports that the integration works as it does in Outlook Mobile, with separate inboxes for each account (one each for and Gmail). It also integrates with Google Drive, he says.

So this is good news: I’ve been wondering when Microsoft would turn into a real web app that can replace its desktop applications, and this is a great first step. Next up, of course, is offline access. And at that point, Microsoft can EOL the terrible Mail app in Windows 10 and replace it with an PWA.

I love it when a plan comes together.

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