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Add an account to Gmail (Android)

On the Gmail app, you can read and send mail from all your email addresses, even if they're not Google accounts.

Add an account

If you’d like to add other accounts to your Gmail app, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Gmail app.
  2. On the top left, touch the Menu icon Menu.
  3. At the top, go to the right of your username and touch the down arrow.
  4. Touch Add account.
  5. Choose the type of account you want to add.
    • Google: A Gmail or Google for Work address.
    • Personal (POP/IMAP): An email address that isn't from Google, like Yahoo or Hotmail.
    • Exchange: A work address that uses Microsoft Exchange servers. If you’re not sure if your company uses Exchange, check with your IT department. This option is available for Nexus devices and a few others that run Android 5.0+.
  6. Follow the steps on the screen to add your account.

If you run into problems adding an email address that isn’t from Gmail, you can check for other setup instructions on your email provider’s support site. Tip: Do a Google search for the words "POP" or "IMAP" along with the name of your email provider.

Switch among accounts

Messages on the Gmail app stay separate for each account. To switch among accounts:

  1. Open the Gmail app.
  2. At the top left, touch the Menu icon Menu.
  3. Next to your email address, touch the down arrow.
  4. Touch the account you want to use.