Add gmail account to Outlook 2016

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Adding a Gmail account to the Outlook desktop application is a straightforward process that only takes a few minutes. This article assumes you already have a gmail.com account setup. If you need to create a gmail.com account visit gmail.com and select Create an account. 

  1. With the Outlook desktop application open go to File > Add AccountAdd Gmail Account to Outlook
  2. Enter your email address and click ConnectAdd Gmail Account to Outlook
  3. Outlook will open a Gmail login window that asks for your gmail.com password. Enter the password for your Gmail account and select Sign in.Add Gmail Account to Outlook
  4. If you have 2-factor authentication enabled for Gmail, you will be prompted to enter the code sent to your mobile device. If 2-factor authentication is not enabled skip to the next step. Add Gmail Account to Outlook
  5. The Google account permissions window will appear. Click Allow.Add Gmail Account to Outlook
  6. Once Outlook finishes adding your Gmail account you have the option to add additional accounts (other mail services are added in a similar fashion) or select Done.Add Gmail Account to Outlook