Updated: July 2022 

To enhance your Microsoft 365 experience in Outlook.com, Outlook for iOS, Outlook for Android, and new Outlook for Mac, you can now sync your non-Microsoft accounts (including their emails, contacts, and events) to the Microsoft Cloud. This is available for Gmail, Yahoo, iCloud, and IMAP accounts in Outlook for iOS, Outlook for Android, and new Outlook for Mac. Also available for Gmail accounts in Outlook.com. This allows you to enjoy many features that were previously only available to those with Microsoft 365, or Microsoft Exchange Online email accounts.  

What happens when I sync my account to the Microsoft Cloud? 

Syncing your account to the Microsoft Cloud means that a copy of your email, calendar, and contacts will be synchronized between your email provider and Microsoft data centers. Having your mailbox data in the Microsoft Cloud lets you use the new features of the Outlook client (Outlook for iOS, Outlook for Android, Outlook.com, or Outlook for Mac) with your non-Microsoft account, just like with your Microsoft accounts.  

Your experience on your native account and within any apps from that provider will remain unchanged. 

The ability to sync to the Microsoft Cloud is available to new Outlook for Mac users who are on build 16.15.18070902 and higher and have an active Microsoft 365 subscription. What version am I using

What features will be available for my non-Microsoft account in the new Outlook for Mac?

Mail 

Calendar (Gmail, Yahoo, and iCloud accounts) 

  • Recurring meetings

  • Free, Tentative, Busy, OOF

  • Mark as private

  • RSVP in Grid

Contacts (Gmail, Yahoo, and iCloud accounts) 

  • Add contacts

  • Contact suggestions
     

Travel and deliveries tracking   

Add-ins (Gmail accounts) 

What terms apply to my account data? 

The Microsoft Services Agreement and the Microsoft Privacy Statement  apply to both your use of these versions of Outlook and to your account data. In addition, the provider’s terms of service and privacy policy will continue to apply to your account data. 

If you're having trouble synchronizing your Gmail account to the Microsoft Cloud, see  Fix problems connecting your Google account to the Microsoft Cloud. For other accounts, check with those providers for help. 

For a list of known issues for Gmail accounts see  Known issues syncing Google accounts to the Microsoft Cloud. 

The ability to sync to the Microsoft Cloud is available to Outlook.com users with an active Microsoft 365 personal or family subscription. For Outlook.com, the following features are only available for Gmail accounts. 

What features will be available for my non-Microsoft account in Outlook.com?

Mail 

Calendar 

  • Recurring meetings

  • Free, Tentative, Busy, OOF

  • Mark as private

  • RSVP in Grid  

Contacts 

  • Add contacts

  • Contact suggestions

What terms apply to my account data? 

The Microsoft Services Agreement and the Microsoft Privacy Statement apply to your use of these versions of Outlook and to your account data. In addition, the provider’s terms of service and privacy policy continue to apply to your account data.

If you're having trouble synchronizing your Gmail account to the Microsoft Cloud, see  Fix problems connecting your Google account to the Microsoft Cloud

Outlook for iOS and Outlook for Android support the same capabilities for non-Microsoft accounts. 

What features will be available for my non-Microsoft account in Outlook for iOS and Outlook for Android? 

Mail 

Calendar (Gmail, Yahoo, and iCloud accounts) 

  • Recurring meetings

  • Free, Tentative, Busy, OOF

  • Mark as private

  • RSVP in Message List

  • RSVP in Message Preview 
     

Contacts (Gmail, Yahoo, and iCloud accounts) 

  • Add contacts

What terms apply to my account data? 

The Microsoft Services Agreement and the Microsoft Privacy Statement  apply to both your use of these versions of Outlook and to your account data. In addition, the provider’s terms of service and privacy policy will continue to apply to your account data. 

If you're having trouble synchronizing your Gmail account to the Microsoft Cloud, see  Fix problems connecting your Google account to the Microsoft Cloud. For other accounts, check with those providers for help. 

See Also

Add an email account to Outlook

Known issues syncing Google accounts to the Microsoft Cloud

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