Add Yahoo mail to Gmail app for Android

Do I have to download Yahoo mail app on my Android phone in order to check my emails? No, it is not necessary. Almost all Android phones come with a native mail app, you can simply add your Yahoo mail account to this app to send and receive emails. For instance, Samsung users can follow this tutorial to set up Yahoo mail on their Samsung phone. For many other Android powered smartphones, you may find the Gmail app which also support third-party email accounts, such as Outlook, Hotmail, Live, Yahoo mail, AOL mail and any IMAP, POP3 email services. In this article, we will discuss how you can add a Yahoo mail account to the Gmail app on Android mobile phones.

There are two ways you can set up an email account in the Gmail app on your Android device—automatically or manually. Our focus here is the automatic setup. Here’s how:

How to add Yahoo mail to Gmail app for Android?

Run Gmail app on your Android phone. Tap + Add an email address link from the home screen of Gmail app. You will then see various mail types, like Google Gmail, Microsoft Outlook/Hotmail/Live mail, Yahoo mail, Exchange and Office 365, etc.

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Choose Yahoo, your email provider. Then enter your full Yahoo email address or your mail username.

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Then input your password for the Yahoo mail account.

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Gmail app will then verify your account. In the next screen you can grant permissions to the Gmail app. Then configure sync frequency, notification and other settings for your mail account.

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Finally give your Yahoo mail account a name displayed in the Gmail app on your phone and your name displayed on sent messages.

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