How to connect a Gmail account with Cortana on Windows 10

You can now manage Google services through Cortana on Windows 10 — Here are the steps to connect your account.

Cortana Connected Services Gmail option

On Windows 10, you can now connect your Gmail account to Cortana to manage your Google Calendar using the assistant. Usually, you set up a new account on your device using a Microsoft account, which Cortana can access to provide a more personalized experience. But in order to provide even more value, Cortana also allows you to connect other services, which until now didn’t include a Google account.

If you’re running Windows 10, it’s now possible to connect a Google account to manage your Google Calendar using Cortana on your PC, even using voice commands.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to connect your Gmail account to Cortana on Windows 10.

How to connect your Google account with Cortana

  1. Open Cortana.

  2. Click the Notebook button.

  3. Select Connected Services.

  4. Click the Add a service button.

    Connected Services
    Connected Services
  5. Select Gmail from the list.

  6. Click the Connect button.

    Connect Gmail to Cortana
    Connect Gmail to Cortana
  7. Sign in using your credentials.

  8. Click the Allow button to give Cortana permission to access your account.

    Google signin to connect with Cortana
    Google signin to connect with Cortana

Once you’ve completed the steps, you can use Cortana to interact with your Google Calendar. Interesting enough, allowing Cortana to access your Google account will gives permission to access your Google Contacts, Google Drive, Gmail, and other information.

If you want to disconnect the account just go to and revoke access for Outlook.

Google permissions page
Google permissions page

It should be noted that this feature is new and it may take a while to see it working. In addition, at this point in time, it appears this feature isn’t available for iOS or Android.