Microsoft to update Outlook for iPhone with a host of new features

Microsoft to update Outlook for iPhone with a host of new features
Outlook for iOS is becoming better by the month, and the next wave of improvements is coming no later than this month. Microsoft revealed what new features Outlook users will get on their iPhones with the next update.

Meeting Insights is one of the features that will be coming in the next Outlook update. Thanks to the new feature, all emails, and documents that are important to meetings or appointments will be included in the Calendar event description.

Next, the Suggested Replies feature allows iPhone users to quickly reply to an email by tapping the suggestions offered by the app, much like the similar feature offered by Google's Gmail. You'll be able to edit your replies before the email is sent. The new feature appears at the bottom of an email, just above the reply box, and it's only available in English, Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese.

Finally, Microsoft will allow iPhone users to create an Outlook.com account directly from the smartphone, something that's not yet possible. Of course, you'll be able to add iCloud, Yahoo!, and Gmail accounts as well if you have any of these.

All the new features are already available to all Outlook Insiders on iOS devices, but they're expected to arrive with the next update at some point this month.

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2. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1226; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Fantastic! I rely heavily on Outlook (Office 365) on my iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch for all work related communication (Email, Documents, Meeting invites etc...) heck even my Apple Watch face currently has a Outlook widget that shows Meetings along with Meeting Boardrooms and Floors of the office, VERY handy. I hope there are no bugs.

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