As Microsoft strives to expand its suite of Microsoft Office programs to Android users, the Microsoft Outlook app has seen new updates. The update in question, which brought the Outlook app to version 4.2038.2 is aimed at improving the functionality and accessibility of Microsoft Outlook for Android devices.
With the new update, Microsoft added a two-way calendar synchronization between Microsoft 365, Office 365, and Outlook.com user accounts. It will allow users to view and edit events in the Microsoft Outlook for Android app. And this works even if the event was created in a different calendar app.
New features added to Microsoft Outlook for Android
The two-way calendar synchronization wasn’t the only thing that was added to the Outlook app. Microsoft added built-in support for ICS attachments, along with the ability to play the email attachments with Outlook. Further, users can now sign up for an Outlook email account straight from the app.
Other improvements included optimizations in the search, performance improvements, and bug fixes. Further, Microsoft has announced a host of other updates for its Outlook app.
The announced updates planned for the Microsoft Outlook app include the ability to use emoji reactions on emails. Also, the app will receive support for voice commands along with Cortana support. With the voice command support arriving next month, users will be able to call people in their contacts, author their emails, and schedule calendar events by simply speaking to the Outlook app.
As for the emoji reactions, Microsoft plans to add them to its Android app later this year. The Microsoft Outlook for Android recently crossing the 100 million download mark on PlayStore. Its 4.5/5 rating shows Microsoft moving in the right direction when it comes to providing its services to the customers.