How to configure Gmail delegation, to allow others to access your Gmail account

Gmail Delegation feature now available to Gmail users with whom you can grant access to others to access your Gmail account. This is useful if you are working with a team of members or your family members to allow them to access your Gmail account and read and respond to emails on their behalf.

Google Apps accounts already have email delegation, now also available for Gmail users.

Configure Gmail Delegation: Granting Access to Your Gmail Account

1. If you want to grant access to another account, click on settings, click on “Accounts and Import”

2. You will notice Grant access to your account optionclick on “Add another account”

3. Enter the account holder’s email address and click “Next step” and click “Send email to grant access”.

4. A confirmation email will be sent to that person to accept access to your account. Once it accepts, a small arrow button appears next to the email address in the right corner of Gmail, useful for switching between accounts.

5. Both accounts can be visible in different tabs or windows of the same browser.

Gmail user with permission to log into your account can read, delete and send emails on your behalf. But that person cannot change your account or password settings. Once you’ve granted access to your account, you can always revoke it later.

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