Microsoft is planning to integrate the Gmail, Google Drive, Google Calendar into Outlook.com internet mail client. The software maker has begun testing this integration on some accounts recently, and Twitter person Florian B was capable of access it today. After a fast setup process, you link a Google Account to an Outlook.com account, and Gmail, Drive documents, Google Calendar will all be automatically displayed inside Outlook.com on the internet.
It seems very similar to how Outlook for iOS and Android work, with separate inboxes and side-by-side integration within the calendar. We haven’t been capable of taking a look at the combination of our personal Outlook.com accounts at The Verge. However, Florian reveals that it appears to be an early test as you can’t add a couple of Google Accounts, and switching between Outlook and Gmail accounts refreshes the entire page.
The Google Drive integration helps paperwork and information from Google’s service, so you may shortly connect them to Outlook or Gmail emails. It’s not clear how many Outlook.com customers will get access to this, or when Microsoft will roll this out extra broadly. Whereas most people would merely go to Gmail for their mail, this new Outlook integration might be helpful for many who use a personal Outlook.com account and a G Suite email account for work.
Microsoft wouldn’t comment on exactly when all customers will get access to this new characteristic in an announcement to The Verge. “We’re at in search of new methods to increase the most effective email experience to our prospects and may verify that we’re experimenting with a small set of Outlook.com customers to be taught and collect suggestions,” says a Microsoft spokesperson.