Google has let users of Yahoo- and Microsoft-owned email clients use its Gmail Android app for quite some time, but Google is now doing even more to accommodate those non-Gmail users. The company today announced a new feature, “Gmailify,” that brings added benefits Gmail users enjoy like inbox organization, spam protection, and Google Now cards to non-Gmail accounts. The feature works only through its Android Gmail app and on the web, and it’s restricted to Yahoo, Outlook, and Hotmail accounts. Google plans on adding more email providers down the line.
To use Gmailify, you have to log into your non-Gmail account through the Gmail mobile app or over at mail.google.com, go to the settings panel, and hit “Link Accounts.” Google says your mail will now be sorted into its social, promotions, and updates categories while travel and hotel information gleaned from your mail will show up in Google Now. You’ll also get faster search capabilities. You can unlink the accounts at any time. If this is your first time using Google’s client with a non-Gmail account, you’ll need to create a new Gmail address to link to.