How to add Gmail account to new Outlook app on Windows 11

Windows 11 has a new Outlook app that now supports Gmail accounts, and here's how to add your account to the email client.

New Outlook add Gmail account
New Outlook add Gmail account

UPDATED 8/8/2023: The redesigned Outlook app for Windows 11 now supports Google’s Gmail service, and in this guide, you will learn how to add your Gmail account. The latest preview of the new Outlook app is available for everyone, including those using the classic desktop version through a Microsoft 365 subscription and those without a subscription using the Mail and Calendar app.

In addition to the new interface and features, the preview is also rolling out with support for third-party email services. However, initially, Microsoft is only enabling support for Gmail and Yahoo accounts, giving you access to calendars and contacts from the new Outlook interface.

Alongside the ability to add Gmail accounts and first-party accounts from Microsoft, whether they be work, school, or personal, the company says that support for Apple iCloud and the ability to add accounts through IMAP will come “soon.”

This guide will teach you the steps to add a Gmail account to the new Outlook experience for Windows 11. The instructions will also work for Windows 10.

Add Gmail account to new Outlook app on Windows 11

To add a Gmail account to the new Outlook app, use these steps:

  1. Open new Outlook app on Windows 11.

  2. Click on Settings (gear button from top-right).

    New Outlook app settings

  3. Click on Accounts.

  4. Click on Email accounts.

  5. Click the Add account option.

    New Outlook add account

  6. Add your Gmail account information.

    New Outlook add Gmail account

  7. Click the Continue button.

  8. Click the Continue button again.

    Sync your Gmail account

  9. Confirm your account password.

  10. Continue with the on-screen directions to sign in.

  11. Click the Allow button to allow Outlook access to your Gmail account.

    Gmail permission for Outlook app

Once you complete the steps, the Gmail account will be added to the new Outlook app, and you will also have access to your Google Calendar and Contacts information.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].