You can now connect Gmail to Cortana for calendar, mail, and contact support

You can now connect Gmail to Cortana on Windows 10, providing access to aspects of your account with Microsoft's digital assistant. Like other connected services, connecting your Gmail account will allow you to use Cortana to quickly access information from your account, including support for your calendar, mail, and contacts.

To get started, you can add your account by clicking on the Windows 10 search bar and navigating to the Cortana Notebook section on the left side. From there, select "Connected Services" and "Add a Service." Gmail will be listed along with a number of other services. Simply select Gmail, then click "Connect." From there, you'll be prompted in a separate window to sign into your Gmail account and provide permission for Cortana to access and manage your email, Google Drive files, contacts, and calendars.

Gmail joins several other connected services available to Cortana, such as Knowmail, LinkedIn, Office 365, Outlook, Skype, and Dynamics CRM. Along with standard Cortana on your PC, connecting to Gmail will give Harman Kardon Invoke users access to information, such as multiple calendars, on the device.

Thanks for the tip, James!

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  • and 99% of Cortana features ONLY work in the USA. #fail
  • Yep, pretty annoying.
  • Pity they do nto stay there,  A lot of the features are also in the UK.  
  • Yip, Cortana used to be great on 8.1 Now she is just an annoying useless POS, more like an unsupported peice of malware than a peice of modern tech if like me u live outside the U.S
  • Look at that list in the screencap! I wish I could connect Cortana to Wunderlist! (actually it could well work with To Do).
    Ahh, my fault for being born in the wrong country.
  • I give it 2 months before google kill it with some BS excuse.
  • Who the F uses this toy.
  • I saw that yesterday, added it, but not sure if it is really working.
  • Yes! Very excited about this! The downside...we don't even really need MS services anymore.
  • When on mobile??
  • Just added. Its there on mobile phones too.
  • Sure, once you add it on PC it will be synchronised to W10M.
  • Cortana ? Voice dialing ? Voice navigation? Windows becomes more and more useless in a lot of countries. :-(
  • I don't think what Cortana does even matters anymore. Pretty much all tech websites outside of this one don't even talk about Microsoft anymore. The big three are now Google, Apple, and Facebook. When it comes to person assistants, they only talk about Siri and Alexa. No one talks about Cortana anymore.  Microsoft has pretty much become HP.
  • Hi, I actually just released an app for Windows Store that enabled you to use Cortana to search your email. It is here: That means you can perform advanced gmail searches from, e.g., the Start Menu in Windows just by typing queries like 'gmails from Michael in May with pictures' etc. A bit bad timing for my app, that Microsoft finally adds similar functionality, but I doubt they support the same deep level of search that my app does :-)