Upcoming features in Outlook for iOS and Android

From Microsoft Corporation

MC217989, Stay Informed, Published date: Jul 6, 2020

Outlook for iOS and Android will soon roll out a number of new features, including a different location for the New Message and New Event buttons, the ability to create a task from an email, suggested meeting actions in the reading pane, and new capabilities for formatting.

  1. Outlook for iOS: new location for compose and create event, Roadmap ID 65440
    • Rolling out in early July
  2. Outlook for Android: rich text options, Roadmap ID 65442
    • Rolling out in early July
  3. Outlook for iOS: create task from an email message, Roadmap ID 60722
    • Rolling out in mid-July

How this affects your organization

  1. Outlook for iOS: new location for compose and create event
    The button to begin composing a new email and creating a new event is moving from the top right of the screen to the bottom right and will be a floating button.
  2. Outlook for iOS: create task from an email message
    By selecting this option from behind the message ellipses, a new task will be added to tasks in Microsoft 365 and sync with To Do with the email subject as the task name and the email linked back. The newly created task can also be visible in the Search homepage within Outlook for iOS. Users can manage their tasks with the To Do app.
  3. Outlook for Android: rich text options
    At the beginning of July, we will roll out the option to use rich text treatments such as bold, underline, bullets, and lists to email message. These new formatting options will be available by tapping the icon on the toolbar above the keyboard.

What you need to do to prepare

There is no action you need to take to prepare for this change, but you might consider updating your user documentation and alerting your help desk.

Learn more: Deploying Outlook for iOS and Android app configuration settings

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