Gmail for Android Now Supports Exchange Tasks

Posted on March 2, 2017 by Paul Thurrott in Android, Cloud, Mobile, Office 365 with 7 Comments

Gmail for Android Now Supports Exchange Tasks

Last year, Google added support for Exchange email to its Gmail app for Android. Today, it has gone a step further, adding support for Exchange tasks as well.

“We’re always excited to help users be more productive at work,” Google product manager Janice Wong writes in a new post to the company’s Connected Workspaces blog. “Today, we’re providing another productivity boost for our Exchange users: support for Exchange tasks in Gmail app for Android.”

As Google explains it, this update allows Gmail-using Exchange users to synchronize your tasks with Exchange, add new tasks from Gmail, edit tasks, and flag emails as a to-do for a later response. So pretty much what you’d expect.

I don’t actually use the Gmail app, but I added my Office 365 commercial account to it to see how this works, and there are no surprises: There’s a new Tasks entry in the menu, for example, and you can use the resulting screen to manage tasks and add new tasks.

In other words, a nice new feature for those who wish to access their personal (Gmail) and work (Exchange/Office 365) accounts from a single app on Android.

 

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