Microsoft plans to integrate Gmail, Google Drive and Google Calendar into its Outlook.com webmail client. The software manufacturer has recently started testing this integration on some accounts, which Twitter user Florian B can access today. With quick settings, users can simply link their Google account to outlook.com accounts, and Gmail, Drive documents and Google Calendar will automatically appear in outlook.com.
It looks very similar to how iOS and Android Outlook work, with side-by-side integration in separate inboxes and calendars. Florian B revealed that this appeared to be an early test because users couldn’t add multiple Google accounts and switching accounts between Outlook and Gmail refreshes the entire page.
Google Drive integration supports documents and files in Google services, so users can quickly attach them to Outlook or Gmail emails. It’s unclear how many Outlook.com users can access the feature, or when Microsoft will officially launch it. While most people only access Gmail to receive mail, this new Outlook integration can be useful for those who work with their personal Outlook.com account and G Suite email account.