Do you have an Outlook or Yahoo email that you’ve had for years sitting around becoming a spammy, unorganized mess? Wouldn’t be great if you could transition your account to Gmail and gain access to great features like inbox sorting, spam protection, and Google Now cards?
Now you can.
Google is letting you “Gmailify” your accounts. All you have to do is open up the Gmail app, import your account, and turn on Gmailify. This will give you access to some of Gmail’s best features without having to go through the pain of changing your email address and the headaches that go along with it.
The new program is starting with Yahoo Mail and Hotmail/Outlook. Google didn’t indicate if they will expand the program to other email providers. If you link up your account and it turns out that you aren’t digging the changes, reversing Gmailify is as easy as unlinking your account.
This really is a godsend to those of us who have been using the same email address since before Gmail was invented. We’re just too invested in the address we have, and moving would be too much work. Kudos to Google and the Gmail team for introducing these features.
What do you think about Gmailify? Will you be Gmailifying your Yahoo or Outlook accounts? Let us know down in the comments what you think.