Yahoo updated its Mail app on Thursday and it now supports the world’s most widely-used webmail service: Gmail.
Yahoo said that it has expanded its server-side IMAP support to bring the feature to users of its mail app, letting users with Gmail accounts receive and send all their emails under a single third-party client.
Another update was released a few weeks ago that included Yahoo Account Key for password-free access to its mail.
Furthermore, Gmail support in Yahoo Mail is accessible in both iOS and Android applications, and obviously, the Yahoo Mail site itself.
“All the features you need and love in Yahoo Mail — powerful search, smart contacts, rich compose features and Yahoo Account Key for password-free sign-in — are now available with Gmail,”
Shiv Shankar, a Yahoo senior product manager, said on Yahoo’s blog.
With this update, Yahoo Mail joins dozens of other email apps that already support Gmail, including Google’s own Gmail app, Inbox by Gmail, Outlook from Microsoft, Cloud Magic and so on.
If you have multiple email accounts on different services, Yahoo can be your central hub to manage Outlook (Hotmail), AOL, and, of course, Yahoo email. It also provides the ability to sync Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter contacts.
How to Integrate Your Yahoo with Gmail
To add a Gmail mailbox, tap the person icon at the upper right corner of the Yahoo Mail app’s inbox screen, tap “Add another mailbox”, choose Google among the account types, and enter your details in the ensuing sign-in screens. The next time you log in to your Yahoo account, your Gmail inbox will show right away without asking for a specific login.
The company hopes that with this addition, it can draw more users to its email service.