Updated Gmail Brings Gmailify To Other Accounts

Yesterday there was a lot of news floating around Gmail and the new Gmailify feature.  First things first, what is Gmailify?  This is a feature that allows you to take your non-Gmail accounts like Hotmail and Yahoo and give them Gmail-like features such as spam filtering, Google Now cards and other features that up to this point have been Google only.  It is a pretty slick feature, especially if you have an email account other than Gmail.

With this update comes a new Android version of the app which will allow you to fully enable this feature.

The updated version is 5.11.114210608 for those keeping score at home and like to play Google Version Number Bingo.  It is rolling out to the Google Play Store now and you should see the OTA update for it over the course of the next couple of days.  While there are some other minor fixes and tweaks to the update, the main focus is the new Gmailify functionality.  In the updated version, you can select your other email account in Settings then enable the feature.  It is literally one tap and you can easily turn it off if you don’t like what you see.  However, if you are a Gmail user on

Gmail for Android
Gmail for Android

your phone, having a uniform experience has some huge benefits.  It feels very natural as you navigate from account to account and you have a common feel and feature set.

Of course, you do not have to enable this new feature if you don’t want to do so.  But I’d encourage you to give it a go.