How to add more than one Gmail account on your Android phone

Posted By: Vishnu Sasidharan

    A lot of folks find keeping up to date on professional communications during your vacation might not be as big a priority as opposed to when you’re on the clock. Similarly, you might find it disrupting the work environment if you find yourself being distracted by the link to the funny video your buddy sent you.

    How to add more than one Gmail account on your Android phone

    It is often situations like these that drive people to segregate their emails into separate accounts keeping one for personal communications and another for professional purposes but logging into the second account every single time when you need to check the other one is also a hassle. But if you happen to be using an Android device with Gmail app installed, you might not have too much to worry about.

    Gmail, the free email service from Google was launched as a limited beta release on April 1, 2004. It can be accessed through the web and by using third-party programs that use POP and IMAP protocols to synchronize email content. Gmail is ad-supported and available in 72 languages all over the world. Gmail was also the first app on the Google Play Store to achieve one billion installations on Android devices.

    As of November 2014, users can also send or receive emails from their non-Gmail addresses as well from the Gmail app. If you, number among the many who have more than one Gmail account and are on the lookout for a way to have access to both your mail accounts simultaneously, look no further because adding multiple accounts to your Gmail app and accessing them simultaneously according to your convenience is quite a simple process. A step by step guide explaining how to access multiple accounts on your Android device using the Gmail app has been provided below.

    Step 1) Access your Gmail app on your Android device.

    Step 2) Tap on the three-dotted menu button that is present on the top-left corner of your app to access the additional options.

    Step 3) Tapping on the current account will display a smaller menu.

    Step 4) Press the option Add account > Google to add another Gmail account to your Android device.

    Step 5) You will be provided with two options once you do so, select Existing or New after you are asked if you wish to add an existing account or if you want to create a new one.

    Step 6) The next steps will differ based on the choice that you made in the previous step. Either choice will have you being guided with on-screen steps that will take you through the process. All you have to do is enter your credentials and any other information that is necessary.

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    After you have created your Gmail accounts, they will be linked to your Android device, you will be able to send or receive emails as you need from your device simultaneously.

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