Google is bringing support for third-party email accounts to Gmail on iOS this week. The company released a new update for Gmail for iOS today, bringing support for third-party email services as well as the iPhone X’s display (via The Verge).
Gmail has been supporting third-party email services like Outlook, Office 365, Yahoo, and iCloud for a long while on Android devices. The feature has been missing on the iOS app, preventing thousands of Gmail fans from using it as their primary email app. With today’s update, Gmail users can use their Outlook, Office 365, iCloud, Yahoo, or IMAP/POP3 accounts with the iOS app.
Google is also bringing Gmailify to the iPhone for Outlook (doesn’t support Office 365 yet, though) and Yahoo users. Gmailify effectively allows users to access some of the best features of Gmail accounts like spam protection, intelligent folder organization, and rich Google Now cards without having an actual @gmail account. Gmailify launched on Android more than a year ago, so it’s definitely nice to see Google finally bringing the feature to its iOS app.
For me, Outlook remains the best email app for iOS and Android. Ever since Microsoft acquired Acompli Mail in 2014, the Outlook Mobile apps have seen some impressive updates to make it one of the best email clients on Android and iOS. Microsoft’s bringing some of these goodies to the web with the new Outlook.com, as well as a revamped Outlook desktop for Windows and Mac — which means Outlook could soon be the best email client on all of your devices.