You might have heard from the problem some users experience while adding their GMail Account on Windows 10 Mobile. During the Authenticating process with the Outlook Mail app on Microsoft’s mobile operating system, Google recommended to use a different browser rather than Microsoft Edge in terms of compatibility. However, it seems like this was not intentional by Microsoft but more a mistake which has been fixed now.
Google and Microsoft have a long history of disputes and reconciliations when it comes to apps and services. Not only that Google isn’t providing a single app for Microsoft’s operating system, but also if Microsoft wants to provide an official app for Google services the search giant radically prohibits every move Microsoft is trying to do. Meanwhile there are tons of third-party YouTube apps available in the Windows app store. Though for some exotic Google services like Google+ there isn’t really anything available in the Windows store.
Especially for the experience of users who are new to the operating system it would be important to have all major Google apps in the store. Now, since a few days Windows 10 Mobile users have been reporting problems with adding a Gmail account to new builds in the Outlook Mail app. It was not possible to pass the authentication since Google didn’t allow access with Microsoft Edge. Back on Saturday Google responded in the Gmail Support Forum with an apologize and the news that this is finally fixed.
Here is the statement from the company:
Sorry for this problem everyone, this was not intentional and has now been fixed. […]
Since there have been numerous disputes between the two companies in the past, there would have been a chance that Google simply blocked access to Gmail on Windows 10 Mobile devices. However, gladly this was not intentional and has been fixed now.
Did our readers experience any problems with adding a Google Account to the Outlook Mail app and if so, is it finally working again? Feel free to drop us a comment below with your thoughts on this story and stay tuned for more Microsoft related news in the future.
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