Google today asked customers who use the Gmail for iOS app to test a new feature that will allow non-Google accounts to be added to and checked from the official Gmail for iOS app.

Right now, the Gmail app for iOS devices only supports Gmail accounts, but the addition of support for third-party email accounts would put the app on par with other popular iOS apps like Spark, Airmail, Alto, Edison Mail, and other options.

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Gmail for Android already supports third-party email accounts.

Google is allowing Gmail users to sign up to test the feature through a beta application. Requirements include using the Gmail for iOS app, having a non-Google email account, and iOS 10 or later.

Customers are asked to enter their name, Gmail address, iOS device, and provider of the non-Google email account to be used in the beta. There's no word yet on when the feature might launch following the beta test.

Gmail for iOS can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

Tags: Google, Gmail

Top Rated Comments

bkaus Avatar
52 months ago
This will give google a chance to index all your email!
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
OldSchoolMacGuy Avatar
52 months ago
This will give google a chance to index all your email!
Exactly. Means they'll be able to index and make money not just from Gmail, but from AOL, Hotmail, Outlook, and anyone else they don't currently have access to.

People will sell their privacy for convenience as they do with everything from Google.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NightFox Avatar
52 months ago
“All your email are belong to us”
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cerote Avatar
52 months ago
This will give google a chance to index all your email!
Surprised they never did this sooner. Figured they be more than happy to have all your emails flow through them. Or even a peek at them.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Goldfrapp Avatar
52 months ago
Wow, no dedicated iCloud support on a freaking iPhone whose native client is iCloud. Are they complete morons or what? I don't get it...
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SoundJudgment Avatar
52 months ago
Sadly, no direct support for MS Exchange or Office365 eMail. Deal breaker here.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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